Many classical contemporary pieces have been written for the chamber orchestra section of Ensemble Inter Contemporain. In 1970 President Georges Pompidou asked Pierre Boulez to found an institution for research in music.
In 1973 the section of the building underneath Place Igor Stravinsky was finished, and IRCAM opened in 1977.
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Sheet music is useful for some people and useless for others.
Max/MSP has subsequently become a widely used tool in electroacoustic music.
Many of the techniques associated with spectralism, such as analyses based on fast Fourier transforms, were made practical by technological contributions at IRCAM.