Daniel Ender, studied musicology, philosophy, German literature, the piano and the organ. As editor of Österreichischen Musikzeitschrift, he also takes part in conferences and public debates with composers in the framework of the Wiener Festwochen, the Austrian Society for Music, the Arnold Schönberg Center, the Society for Musical Research and the Wien Modern Festival. He has written on Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Peter Eötvös, Morton Feldman, Helmut Lachenmann, Frédéric Martin and Wolfgang Rihm. He is currently working on a doctoral thesis on Beat Furrer.
Martin Kaltenecker, doctor in musicology, has worked as a translator and producer at France Musique. Beyond a number of articles on musical esthetics of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has published La Rumeur des Batailles (Fayard, 2000), Avec Helmut Lachenmann (Van Dieren, 2001), as well as an annotated translation of Moments musicaux de T. W. Adorno (Contrechamps, 2003).
Philippe Leroux was born in 1959. He lives and works near Paris. Following his studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Music (Paris), he was a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome. He is the author of approximately fifty pieces commissioned by several French and foreign institutions, which touch the majority of musical genres. They have been awarded several prizes and are regularly performed in France and abroad. Today, Philippe Leroux teaches composition in the Cursus program at IRCAM as well as at McGill University in Montreal (Langlois Foundation) in 2005 and 2006.
Nicolas Donin, musicologist and head of the IRCAM Analysis of Musical Practices research group, linked to the CNRS mixed research unit "The Science and Technology of Music and Sound". His research centers on the history and practices of analysis and attentive listening since the end of the 19th century. He also works in collaboration with Jacques Theureau (IRCAM-CNRS) on cognitive anthropology of contemporary scholarly musical practices, concentrating particularly on composition.
Engineer and researcher with the CNRS
Jacques Theureau, is an engineer and researcher with the CNRS. For 30 years, he has produced and led research projects on cognitive anthropology, concentrating primarily on the ergonomic idea of computerized and automated work and training situations. The theoretical and methodological conclusions taken from this research and applied beyond these domains led Theureau to Ircam where he studies musical practices and the conception of musical situations.
IRCAM’s Scientific Director
Hugues Vinet has been the scientific director of IRCAM and the director of UMR STMS IRCAM-CNRS since 1994. Prior to this, he worked as head engineer at the National AudioVisual Institute (INA) where he headed the Musical Research Group (GRM).
Pierre Jodlowski was born in 1971 and is a composer. After his musical studies at the National Superior Conservatory of Music (Lyon) and Composition Cursus program at IRCAM, he started the éOle project (formerly know as S.A.M), a center for production and distribution of contemporary music in the Toulouse region. In 2000, he produced La Grève, a musical accompaniment to the first eponymous film by Eisenstein, and went on tour throughout France and Europe. Conscious of the limits of contemporary/traditional music, he became interested in multimedia, in the relationships with other artistic mediums and began teaching in relation to his work.
Frédéric Bevilacqua was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. He followed both musical and scientific studies. In 1991 he obtained a degree in physics and then in 1998, a doctorate in biomedical optics from the Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne. He also studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1992–1993) and has participated in different musical projects, either as a pianist or as a composer. Since October 2003 he has been in charge of research on the capture and analysis of gesture at Ircam as a member of the Real-time Applications Team, and also works with the Performing Arts Technology Research Team at Ircam.
Nicolas Rasamimanana, upon receiving his diploma from the National Superior School of Telecommunications in Paris, Rasamimanana worked at the National Audio Visual Institute on the recognition of video extracts by content. With a grant from the ministry, he pursued a thesis at IRCAM on gestural analysis in the context of "augmented" musical instruments. He studied the violin at the Besançon National Conservatory with Suzanne Gessner.
Norbert Schnell, born in Hamburg (Germany), holds a diploma from the Technische Universität and the Darstellende Kunst in Graz, he came to IRCAM in 1995 as a member of the Real-Time Systems team. He has headed the Real-Time Applications team since 2002, and participates in various artistic and scientific creative projects in the field of real-time interaction between performer and machine.
Laurent Feneyrou, scholarship holder from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, educational advisor at Ircam, and musical consultant at France Culture, he is now in charge of research at CRAL (CNRS/EHESS). Editor of Écrits by Luigi Nono (Christian Bourgois, 1993) and of Jean Barraqué (Sorbonne Productions, 2001), he is in charge of the collection Music and Dramatic Art, Esthetics of 20th Century Representations (Publications de la Sorbonne, 2003) and recently Résistances et utopies sonores, musique et politique au XXe siècle (CDMC, 2005).
Xavier Le Roy
Dancer and Choreographer
Xavier Le Roy is a dancer and choreographer. He has worked with Christian Bourrigault, Detektor, Laurent Goldring, Alain Buffard, Marten Spangberg, Lindy Annis, Bernhard Lang and Eszter Salomon. Among his work, we can cite Narcisse Flip (1997), Self Unfinished (1998), and Product of Circumstances (1999), E.X.T.E.N.S.I.O.N.S. (1999-2000), Xavier Le Roy (2000) by Jérôme Bel, Giszelle (2001) with Eszter Salamon, Project (2003) in collaboration with 20 other choreographers, and the production of the opera by Bernhard Lang Le Théâtre des répétitions (2003).
Olivier Warusfel is the head of the Room Acoustics team at IRCAM and is connected to the CNRS mixed research unit "The Science and Technology of Music and Sound". Warusfel holds a PhD in acoustics from the University Paris VI, he taught musical acoustics at the Univeristy Paris VIII, coordinated the teaching of room acoustics for the Atiam Master's program, accredited by the University Paris VI. His research centers on audition and spatial cognition, as well as signal processing applied to room acoustics and sound spatialization techniques. Responsible for the participation of Ircam in the European projects Listen and Carrouso, he is currently involved in the European projects SemanticHIFI and CrossMod.
Composer and teacher
Fabrice Guédy, composer and teacher, heads the MusiqueLab 2 project at IRCAM; he is also involved in the European project i-Maestro which centers on gesture-sensing technology. Former assistant conductor for Daniel Barenboïn with the Paris orchestra, he is co-founder of the Atelier des Feuillantines, an art school (music and visual arts) whose goal is to combine education and creation through technical disciplines enhanced by projects that associate artists and students.
Gérard Assayag heads the Musical Representations Team at IRCAM in connection with the CNRS mixed research unit "The Science and Technology of Music and Sound". He invented with Carlos Agon a powerful compositional-aide environment used by numerous composers and musicologists worldwide, OpenMusic. His interests include computer languages for music, modeling musical structures and generative music.
Jean Bresson is a researcher and developer in the IRCAM Musical Representations research team, responsible for the development of the software programs OpenMusic and ML-Maquette (in the framework of the MusiqueLab 2 project). In preparation of a doctoral thesis at the University of Paris VI, his research work centers on Computer Assisted Composition and its applications in the domain of the synthesis and writing of sounds.
Vincent Maestracci works with the French National Education System, is dean of Artistic Education and is responsible for music education.