Luc's work is concerned with compositional models and explores the relations of materiality and ideality of sound in musical composition. Through his practice he aims at investigating the role of contingency in music composition and at understanding how form can emerge through relations.
After a first coversation with the ALMAT team some common interests emerged that became "gravitational points" for the residency period. These topics were researched through an iterative method, implementing the same ideas in different languages, media and formats, and observing which new forms and thoughts would arise from this act of repetition. Each iteration highlights different aspecs and provides an altered access to the phenomenom under consideration, as highlighted by Luc when introducing his work on synchronisation, one of the main themes of the residency:
"We are thinking of a multiplicity of formats. We are interested in the phenomenon of synchronisation itself, but we are also interested in that as a means of exploring potentials of materials, spaces, media and situations. So it's both an object of our project, but also a means of our project. We are exploring that in a variety of different formats, in a variety of different formulations or articulations. We have implemented these types of algorithms in a couple of different programming languages, with very different approaches, real-time systems, visualisations, sound synthesis and so on, and we see what that tells us about that algorithm, about that model, but also what it tells us about that type of language, that type of concrete concept. [talk at Orpheus Institute]"