NYU Interactice Arts Performance Series: Philippe Manoury
Jupiter & En Echo

Electronic Music Foundation, in collaboration with New York University Interactive Arts Performance Series, presents music by Philippe Manoury. Known for his long-time association with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique et Musique), located at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Manoury is considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation, known especially for his seamless integration of computer music techniques and instrumental and operatic traditions.

Performers include Elizabeth McNutt (flute), Juliana Snapper (voice), and Manoury's long-time collaborator, Miller Puckette (technical design and live electronics), who has contributed to the genesis of both works, with Philippe Manoury overseeing the performance.

PROGRAM

Monday, October 17, 2005; Frederick Loewe Theater, NYC

Jupiter ............................................................................................................................ Philippe Manoury
Elizabeth McNutt, flute; Miller Puckette, electronics
En Echo........................................................................................................................... Philippe Manoury
Julianna Snapper, soprano; Miller Puckette, electronics

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Philippe Manoury is well known as a composer who works with electronics, acoustic instruments, and voice. He has had a long association with IRCAM, where he was a research scientist and professor. For the European Year of Music, the Council of Europe commissioned Manoury to compose Aleph, a large work that premiered in 1985. He has composed three operas, most recently commissioned and premiered by the Paris Opera and produced again by the Opéra de la Bastille in April and May 2005. He currently divides his time between the University of California at San Diego and Paris.

Elizabeth McNutt, flutist, has performed solo recitals, often incorporating electronics, around the world. She has performed music for flute and electronics at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella Series, Berkeley Symphony, June in Buffalo, and at many other festivals and venues.

 

 

Juliana Snapper, soprano, performed the American premiere of Philippe Manoury's En Echo at the Sounds French Festival in New York City, Stanford University, and at the The San Diego Museum of Art. She has recently toured the UK with The Judas Cradle, a new operatic performance spectacle developed with artist Ron Athey.

 

 

Miller Puckette is well known as the programmer of the Max graphic programming language, which has become the lingua franca of live computer music. In 1994, he joined UCSD where he is now professor of music and associate director of the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts.

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC

Jupiter
upiter, composed in 1987, is an example of Manoury's long time interest in using live electronics as an extension of the live instrument. Prerecorded passages in the solo instrumental parts are recognized by the computer that in turn activates a complementary response. The enrichment provided by this technique allows for a new distribution of sound in space, parallel to the numerous transformations taking place of the flute part.

En Echo
En Echo, composed in 1993, marks the culmination of Manoury's eight-year tenure as a researcher at IRCAM. During that time, the composer collaborated with Puckette to work out techniques for synchronizing electronic music with live performers. En Echo is set to seven poems, written by Emmanuel Hocquart in collaboration with Manoury, centered in the recollections and erotic longing of Nabokov's Lolita.