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Supersonic Chair: exhibiting, mounting and inhabiting sound

In collaboration with the French musical research institute, IRCAM


Today's creative practices and digital tools combine visual and sound arts. New in 2020, this chair, bringing together students from Beaux-Arts de Paris with those from the IRCAM Cursus, functions as a workshop for sharing methods and tools to compose sound, visual and sensorial space and imagine a group in situ work. At the crossroads of many practices or even the subject matter of many works, sound is omnipresent in art. It presupposes technical resources and a detailed knowledge of the place of sound in art, as well as contemporary sound issues. Of course sound goes far beyond music. Here the aim is to give students the resources to work with sound as one works with wood or metal, with the appropriate tools. Today sound has become a form and material in its own right. Students must of course be able to produce works but above all understand the grammar of sound and its potential.