Listening to lines, tracing sounds with Stéphane Clor

Since October, the University of Montpellier has been hosting Stéphane Clor, musician and visual artist in residence at the Faculty of Science, with the support of the DRAC Occitanie. Working in collaboration with Thomas Hausberger, a mathematics teacher-researcher, he examines the language of music in relation to the genesis of mathematical language.

The idea behind this residency is to discuss/experiment/share the creation of a symbolic language to express contemporary music. Mathematics, geography, cartography and biology have philosophically nourished his artistic research. Beyond classical scores, Stéphane Clor proposes a new kind of score that itself becomes a work of art.

Concert and video/graphic installation 

Stéphane Clor spent several periods of immersion at the University of Montpellier, during which he met with lecturers and researchers from various scientific disciplines to inspire and deepen his research into signs and develop a language with his own mode of representation. Artistic exploration was undertaken with students throughout the year. These were moments of sharing and of sound and graphic creation, combining art and science.

The University of Montpellier committed to artistic creation

Since 2009, the University of Montpellier's art & culture department has been implementing a policy of commitment to art and culture. As an integral part of the campus life department, the service develops programming for the university community, and also positions itself as a local cultural player, opening certain events to the general public. The sharing of experience and creation is at the heart of this artist residency program, supported since 2013 by the DRAC Occitanie. The UM enables artists to immerse themselves in this place of knowledge, transmission and learning. Throughout the residency, the artists organize mediation actions and workshops linked to their artistic approach and their specific project for the University, engaging in a dialogue around the "making" of the work.

Stéphane Clor's next events at the UM

From March 29 to April 28 at the BU Sciences on the Triolet Campus: Stéphane Clor proposes a sound cartography through an installation of his graphic and video scores featuring his musical works, in which the artist plays in different locations on the Triolet campus.

Wednesday March 29 at 12:30 pm at the BU Sciences on the Triolet Campus: Guided tour of the video and graphic installation in the presence of the artist.

Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm at Campus Triolet: To round off his residency, Stéphane Clor (cello) performs his graphic scores with guest musicians Merve Salgar (tanbur) and Maria Laurent (pianet).

Practical information:

  • Date: March 29 to April 28, 2023
  • Location: University of Montpellier
  • Full program : here
  • Registration for the tour : here
  • Registration for the concert : here