Timbre and Real Time
The theoretical reflexion keeps going forward. Philippe Manoury has published in june "La musique du temps réel", actually made of interviews by Omer Corlayx and Jean-Guillaume Lebrun (Editions MF).
We shall comment later, but this small book deserves reading, with its sometimes provocative attacks on the present trends, for instance the giving up of composition by pitches (and a fortiori tonal).
That contrasts with, for example, what Hugues Dufourt says in his paper "De la dimension productive de l'intensité et du timbre..." in the bool "Composer au XXIe siècle", edited by Sophie Stévance (Vrin 2010). But due respect is due to the title topic, real time. Manoury, pushed by his interviewers, tells the various, and not as easily intuitive as one could think, apects of the concept. You can find my (not mature anyway) developments in the real time diccan item.
For those who don't fear theoretical approaches, let's give also a mention to "Ontologies de la création en musique", edited by Christine Esclapez (L'Harmattan 2012). About music, the online work of Jean-Yves Leloup, La musique électronique, Leonardo 2011 (Leonardo/Olat document) will be presented on sept 20. See the invitation flyer. It is an substantial synthesis. But "electronic" is not at all taken here as "digital". The good news : it brings information you won't find in diccan. The bad/good news : you can these informations by one click, not so good indeed since this item, at present, is indeed rich but requires more editing.
Paris ACM Siggraph, the French chapter of ACM Siggraph, worldwide non-profit organization of computer graphics.
Les Algoristes, an association of artists using their own algorithms in their work.