IRCAM – Centrum Badawczo-Koordynacyjne Akustyki i Muzyki

IRCAM, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music, directed by Frank Madlener, is one of the world’s largest public research centres dedicated to both musical composition and scientific research. This unique location where artistic sensibilities combine with scientific and technological innovations brings together more than 160 collaborators. IRCAM’s three principal activities: creation, research, transmission, are reflected in IRCAM’s Parisian concert season, in productions throughout France and abroad, and in a new rendezvous created in June 2012, ManiFeste, which combines an international festival with a multidisciplinary academy. 

Founded by Pierre Boulez, IRCAM is associated with the Centre Pompidou, under the tutelage of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The mixed STMS research lab (Sciences and Technologies for Music and Sound), housed by IRCAM, also benefits from the support of the CNRS and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, as well as INRIA (team-project MuTant).