Marc BATTIER, Notes on the electronics in a recent opera: by Philippe Manoury

Philippe Manoury developed an original and personal approach to electronics, smoothly integrating real-time technologic devices with the instruments of the orchestra. The software used is jMax, advocated by the Ircam, integrating patches, fragments of programs dealing each with a specific task in constant dialogue with the external world. The devices shortly described in this note include sampling, the virtual orchestra, real-time treatments and transformations, rotating loudspeakers, the virtual choir and spatialisation.