Our days, young people have wide access to the world of technology through multiple communication networks, electronic games and computers.
C’est pourquoi il semble particulièrement intéressant de les ouvrir à l’univers des musiques électroacoustiques et aux musiques mixtes mêlant instruments ou voix et dispositifs électroniques. Il leur est ainsi proposé d’explorer des sons inouïs, et de nouveaux gestes musicaux qui constituent les manières d’entendre et de faire de la musique aujourd’hui.
Dans cette rubrique, nous vous proposons de découvrir des outils, des dispositifs, des démarches ainsi que des pièces de musique nouvelle, faisant appel à la technologie de l’informatique musicale, accessibles pour de jeunes élèves.
A musical computing workshop
The form of sound
Given by Productions SuperMusique
This is a workshop that offers children an initiation into recording their own music and learning to transform and play with sounds using the Audacity computer program. The workshop lets them create original recordings that are unique and personal. See the detailed description of this workshop on the SupermMusique site.
By Bernard Fort, Philippe gonin, Pierre Crisp, Marc Favre, Éditions musicales Lugdivine.
This work initiates children and adolescents to acousmatic music (purely electroacoustic music on a fixed medium with no instruments) with the works of four composers. The approach is based on three axes: listening, doing and being heard. In the first case, children are invited to listen to an acousmatic work and discover what the composer is doing with the elements that make up the work. Then he asks them to create their own musical sequence using elements from this musical universe. Finally, using a spatialization system, children perform the composer’s work and the sequence that they themselves created. Their performance is recorded which allows them to make a critique afterwards.
Instrumental pieces with CD
Compositions by Thierry Blondeau
There are several pieces on this very approachable CD. Here are some:
- Last Weekend on Mars for 2 violins or more and CD. Éditions François Dhalmann
- Ici et là for 2 clarinets and CD, Éditions Jobert
- Doing for 2 celtic harps and CD, Éditions Jobert
- Doing for 2 guitars and CD, Éditions Jobert.
Here is a series of pieces with which young musicians can play along. It is a three volume CD set.
- Vol. 1 for piano: pieces by Guy Reibel: Mélisonnances; Renaud Gagneux: Indicatifs 1, 2, 3; Antoine Duhamel: Solfège; Laurent Cunio: La nuit bleue; Yann Geslin; Métronomanie
- Vol. 2 for flute: pieces by Jean-Claude Risset: Mixte; Alain Savouret: le bal des étrilles (flute or oboe and CD); Jean Schwarz: Éveil; Alain Louvier: Qu’est devenu ce bel œil? (flute or oboe and CD); Françis Bousch; Paysage magnétique
- Vol. 3 for cello: pieces by Denis Dufour: Paysage; Philippe Mion: Réciproque; Christian Zanési: 3 moments; Alain Gaussin: Ariane (cello or bass and CD)
Instrumental pieces with electronic music in real time
By Grégoire Lorieux
These pieces were composed for instrumentalists (in collaboration with their teacher) who have 4 or 5 years of playing experience. The pieces introduce young musicians to playing with electronic music in real time and allow them to study in more depth certain aspects of their playing like tuning, quality of sound and rhythm etc.
By Robert Pascal, Éditions Mômeludies
These little pieces for solo instrument allow young players to discover a different kind of music by making transformations in real time using a computer. The pieces are adapted for beginners and the electronic treatment is easy to use. They can be found on the publisher’s site.