OpenMusic, from Composition to Teaching
Over the past twenty years, IRCAM has developed a tradition of computer-assisted composition in connection with a unique group of concepts and technology. The environment most recently developed by the Musical Representations group, OpenMusic, has undergone a paradigm shift in comparison with its predecessors in the way it addresses musical time, offering a new idea of a dynamic and programmable score. The models made this way are true models of musical sequences that one is at liberty to define and explore in terms of all imaginable settings, including the control of the sound synthesis. More recently, the team designed an educational version of this environment, ML-maquette, as a part of the MusiqueLab 2 project, which aims to provide computer-assisted didactic tools for secondary schools and music conservatories.