Séminaire / Conférence
  • Diana Soh (conférencier)
  • Grégoire Lorieux (conférencier)

Diana Soh, composer and Grégoire Lorieux, tutor,
present the work for Arboretum : of myths and trees

Arboretum: of myths and trees for soprano, 2 flutes, harp, piano and live electronics, was created during the framework of the IRCAM Cursus 2 (2012-2013). The presentation will center around the artistic impetus of capturing the physical gestures of the musicians, the means of production for the electronics, the encounter with sensors and its eventual contextualisation as part of a musical work.

Premiered by Ensemble Court Circuit and Elise Chauvin (soprano) 19 June 2013 @ Manifeste 2013 with supervising IRCAM tutor Grégoire Lorieux - Text by James R. Currie


Diana Soh (b. 1984) is a young Singaporean composer who lives in Paris, attends the IRCAM Cursus 1 program, and is a Composer-in-Residence in a collaborative project by he Conservatoire D’Ivry sur Seine, La Muse en Circuit, l’ADIAM94, l’ARIAM and the ensembles Quatuor Parisii and Concert Impromptu.

She is currently working towards her PhD at the University at Buffalo under the tutelage of David Felder. Her music has been performed in venues such as Royaumont, Acanthes, Donaueschinger Musiktager, June in Buffalo, and the Gaudeamus Muziek Week.

She has worked with James Avery, Magnus Andersson, NEO Norbotten, Tony Arnold, NYNME, the Arditti Quartet, CIKADA, and the Ensemble Mosaik. Upcoming projects include a re-staging of her opera The Boy Who Lived Down The Lane this October by Size Zero Opera in the United Kingdom.

Grégoire Lorieux (b. 1976) is a composer and a computer music designer at Ircam.
Studies first early music (recorder, with Denis Raisin-Dadre and other Doulce Mémoire members), then dedicates himself to composition both instrumental and electro-acoustic, with Philippe Leroux, then Gérard Pesson.
Grégoire Lorieux has presented two seasons of "talking concerts" in Centre Pompidou commenting works from Ircam ("une heure une œuvre"). In the education department of Ircam, he focuses on activities for young people (a educational prototype called "Les Ateliers de la Création"), musicologic activity (mainly on the work of the composer Kaija Saariaho), and development of pedagogy and specific repertoire of mixed music (instrument + real-time electronics) for very young instrumentalists.

Belongs to Multilaterale and Smash ensembles as electronic musician. Grégoire Lorieux. Grégoire Lorieux receives the "Young Composer Prize" of Sacem in 2009 and follows the program of experimentation in arts and politics of Sciences-Po, Paris, in 2012.