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estampes numériques imprimées à l’encre pigmentaire sur papier Canson
réalisées par forages [Gladys Bregeon & Vincent Goudard]
photo satin premium RC 270g
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images tirées d’une scène de la performance FIB_R

Les estampes originales sont en résolution 600 dpi.
Les aperçus ci-dessous sont en basse résolution.

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ReCoDIN stands for “representation and control in the interactive design of digital musical instruments”, the topic of a doctoral research project started in 2016.

Abstract : Digital musical instruments appear as complex objects, being positioned in a continuum with the history of lutherie as well as marked with a strong disruption provoked by the digital technology and its consequences in terms of sonic possibilities, relations between gesture and sound, listening situations, reconfigurability of instruments and so on. This doctoral work tries to describe the characteristics originating from the integration of digital technology into musical instruments, drawing notably on a musicological reflection, on softwares and hardwares development, on musical practice, as well as a number of interactions with other musicians, instruments makers, composers and researchers.

This PhD was led under the joint supervision of Jean-Dominique Polack from the Lutherie-Acoustics-Music team at Institut ∂’Alembert (LAM, CNRS-UMR7190) and Pierre Couprie from the Research Institute in Musicology (IReMus, CNRS-UMR 8223).

Advisor : Hugues Genevois from the Lutherie-Acoustics-Music team at Institut ∂’Alembert (CNRS-UMR7190).

This research was supported by Collegium Musicæ at Sorbonne Université.


This research led to the development of various Open-Source tools and softwares, some of which are described in academic publications  (see below). Feel free to fork them on GitHub !

  • LAM-lib : a random collection of objets and utilities for digital luthery in Max.
  • ModularPolyphony (MP) : a protocol and set of abstractions in Max, allowing expressive control of polyphonic processes, connected in a modular way.
  • ModularPolyphony-TUI (MP-TUI) : a set of objects and utilities built on top of MP, meant for designing custom multitouch tangible user interfaces (TUI).
  • Sagrada : a library for audio-rate control of modular processes, particulary targeted at granular synthesis.
  • John, the Semi-Conductor : a web-based collective score generator, editor and player, crafted for helping collective free improvisation of electroacoustic music.
Related publications
  • V. Goudard, « Représentation et contrôle dans le design interactif des instruments de musique numériques », PhD thesis, 2020. [online]
  • V. Goudard, « Ephemeral instruments », in Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME’19), Porto-Alegre, Brésil, 2019, p. 349–354. [online]
  • V. Goudard, « John, the Semi-Conductor: A Tool for Comprovisation », in Proceedings of the International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation – TENOR’18, Montreal, Canada, 2018, p. 43–49. [online]
  • V. Goudard, « Ergonomics of touch-screen Interfaces », in Proceedings of the International Conference on Live Interfaces (ICLI’18), Porto, Portugal, 2018. [online]
  • V. Goudard et H. Genevois, « Mapping modulaire de processus polyphoniques », in Actes des Journées d’Informatique Musicale (JIM’17), 2017. [online]

FORAGES + E.ZUT @auditorium Jussieu, Paris, le 16/12/2019

DATE : 16 décembre 2019, à 17:00

LIEU : auditorium du CICSU, campus Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 PARIS. [voir sur google maps]

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Xypre — a sound-enhanced multitouch screen interface

Xypre is a multitouch-screen based interface enhanced with contact microphones and tactile speakers that I designed for live performance. It was built in just a few days for a forthcoming performance. I am playing it in FIB_R and with the ONE ensemble.

Making of timelapse.


Sagrada — Sample Accurate Granular Synthesis


Sagrada is an open-source Max package performing sample-accurate granular synthesis in a modular way. Grains can be triggered both synchronously and asynchronously. Each grain can have its own effects and eveloppes (for instance the first “attack” and last “release” grains of a grains stream).

You can get it from the Github repository:

Sagrada screenshot will play grain synchronously or asynchronously (click for video demo)

Sagrada multilayers
sagrada.multilayer~ allows for running multiple streams of grains in parallel (click for video demo)

Sagrada was partly developed during my PhD at LAM. It was inspired by the very good GMU tools developped at GMEM (and its sample-rate triggering) and the FTM package developed at IRCAM (and its modularity). Not to mention all of Curtis Roads’ work on granular synthesis.

NIME 2019 in Porto-Alegre

Many researchers, artists and makers from many different countries, different cultures and backgrounds meeting at NIME 2019 in Porto-Alegre, giving rise to very rich discussions! From science and engineering to musical performance to anthropology to music history (and more, and vice versa). Really happy that I could present my paper on “ephemeral instruments” in such a rich and stimulating context !
(which you can download from there :

FIB_R au festival Les Possibles à Morlaix

Forages (Vincent Goudard & Gladys Brégeon) jouera FIB_R vendredi 19 avril à Morlaix, Manufacture des tabacs à 21h, dans le cadre du festival de poésie “Les Possibles”.

Plus d’infos sur le festival :…/

Sur la performance :