Holder of the state diploma (Diplôme d’État), she currently teaches at the departmental conservatories of Mantes-la-Jolie and Argenteuil.
Her desire to expand her contemporary instrumental practice to composition has led her to the validation of a Master’s degree in Sound creation co-directed by the University of Paris-Est, Ircam and the electroacoustic research center La Muse en Circuit.
In addition to her pedagogical activity and her instrumental and electronic concerts, she has worked on the development of numerous projects linked to the new repertoires : with the contemporary ensembles Aleph and Nomos, the contemporary festival D’aujourd’hui à demain, on a European project with the Music, Technology and Innovation laboratory of the De Montfort University of Leicester, England, and as an assistant of composition and design for the composer Januibe Tejera.
Irène Blanc tends to develop in her creations a research based on phrasing and expressivity, which she inherits both from her classical background, her analysis of the repertoires she has worked with, and finally from the relation to time that she maintains with different artistic mediums, wether it be visual arts or temporal arts.
In this dynamic, she is notably leading some projects based on voice, in collaboration with Michel Vinaver for an audio book of poetry, an audiovisual work with the director Tommaso Usberti, in a series of sound creations with the actor Maurizio Campani, or on the occasion of a sound editing contest organised by the Philharmonie de Paris, of which she is laureate.
This research about the connections between verbal and musical languages finally takes the form of practical ateliers for disabled people, which she makes at the ESAT/CAJ of Ménilmontant, Paris.