Academic Appointments      

Hochschule für Musik Detmold: Senior (W3) Professor in Composition, 2012 -* Courses taught: Composition, 20th & 21st Century Music Analysis, Orchestration

Columbia University of New York, Music Department: Assistant Professor in Composition, 2006 -* Courses taught: Composition (graduate level), Music after 1945 (graduate level), Chromatic Harmony (undergraduate level), Techniques of Twentieth Century Music (undergraduate level), Orchestration (undergraduate & graduate level), Advanced Composition (undergraduate level)

Hochschule für Musik Hanns-Eisler, Berlin (state music conservatory of Berlin): Lecturer in Orchestration for the students in Composition, 2004 – 2006

IRCAM: Pedagogical Advisor (advisor for the institution’s whole pedagogical program : publications, conferences, symposia, lectures, etc.), 1998-200

University of Paris IV Sorbonne: Lecturer in Computer Music, 1999-2001

French Institute in London, University of Lille III: Lecturer in Economics, 1992-1993

University of Paris IX Dauphine: Lecturer in Mathematics, 1992

Spé M. (preparatory school): Lecturer in Mathematics for preparatory courses for admission exams to the scientific “Grandes Ecoles”, 1990-1991

Selected Master Classes and Summercourses (as a teacher) in Composition: Darmstädter Ferienkurse für neue Musik, Darmstadt, 08/07-13/14; Royaumont- voix nouvelles, 08/26/-09/14/13; Universidad Catòlica de Chile (Santiago, Chile), 08/03-09/10; Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, New York, 07/20-24/10; Virginia Center for Creative Arts Summer Course, Auvillars, France, 07/07-11/10; American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, 07/06-09/2009; Cornell University (Philomela Speaker), 05/01/09; Carnegie Mellon (subsituting Prof. Balada), 01/29/09-02/20/09; Harvard (Barwick Colloquium Series), 11/10/08; Como Conservatorio, 05/29/08; Manhattan School of Music, 04/03/08; Folkwang Musik-Hochschule, Essen, Germany, 02/03/03;

Selected Invited Lectures on Composition: Universität für Musik Wien, 01/12/12; Hochschule für Musik Stuttgart, 05/26/11; Conservatoire Paris, 05/19/11; CRR Boulogne-Billancourt, 05/16/11; Princeton University, 10/07/10; Juilliard School of Music, New York, 03/22/10; University of California, Berkeley, 11/06/09; University of California, Davis, 11/05/09; New York University, 10/13/09; Technische Universität (EM-Studio), Berlin, Germany, 07/11/08; American Academy in Berlin, 06/11/08; Ircam (Cursus), 11/19 to 22/2007; Conservatoire Naional de Musique de Paris, 11/21/07; Potsdam University, 06/21/07; CNR Dijon, 03/23/06; Columbia University, 02/23/05; Manhattan School of Music, 02/17/05; Northwestern University, Chicago, 02/07/05; Humbolt University, Berlin, 01/28/05; University of Palermo, Italy, 05/29/03; Technische Universität (EM-Studio), Berlin, Germany, 04/13/01; Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, France, 03/09/99; Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, 11/04/98;

Selected Composition Jury and similar: Civitella Ranieri Foundation, New York, 11/20/09; Conservatoire Régional de Bayonne, France, 07/26/09; Ph.D. Committee for Grégoire Charpentier, Ircam, 12/16/08; Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris, 06/16 to 19/09; Concorso Guido Arezzo, Arezzo (Italy), 06/16/10 & 12/06/03;

Selected Theoretical Conferences: Music and Complexity, Ircam, 06/10/09; Music and Globalization, University of Montpellier & CDMC, 10/10/08; Sound and Music Computing, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, 07/26/06; Musical Semiotics, Sorbonne University, 03/04/06; International Conference on New Music Notation, Institut für Neue Musik, Berlin, 12/04/05 ; the Dream of a Composing Machine, Centre de Documentation pour la Musique Contemporaine, 04/05/05 ; Ethics and Semiotics, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 04/16/05 ; Sound and Music Computing, Ircam, 10/22/04, International Conference on “Performance: Aesthetics Theory and Practice”, Ircam, 10/19/05.


Related Professional Experience

Ensemble Talea, New York: Board of directors Member (2009-2011); Member of the Artistic Board (2011)

Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM): Ethnomusicological Research in Cameroon. Conception of the Pareto software and research on the scale in the Bedzan-Pygmees music, July-August 2000

IRCAM: Artistic Director for the Project “ Studio OnLine “ (electroacoustic studio and database of instrumental sounds on the World Wide Web), 1998

France 3 Television (FR3): Musical Adviser for Broadcasting Series on Brahms, April-August 1992

French Ministry of Culture, Department for Music: Exploration and Initial Analysis of the Statistics Relating to Government-funded Orchestras and Concert Halls in France, August 1990


Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (C.N.S.M.D.P):

Advanced Course in Composition (Prof. G. Grisey, M. Stroppa), 1996-99 (graduated)

Advanced Course in Electroacoustic Composition (Prof. L. Cuniot, Y. Geslin, L. Naon), 1996-99

Conservatoire National de Region de Boulogne: Electroacoustic Composition (Prof. M. Zbar), 1995

Conservatoire du Centre (Paris), Course in Composition (Prof. A. Gaussin, P. Manoury), 1992,1994

Ecole Nationale d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, Course in Composition (Prof. A. Gaussin), 1991

Summer schools : Acanthes, France (with H. Lachenmann, 1999). Veruela, Spain (with S. Adler, Y. Sadaï, 1997). “Voix Nouvelles”, Fondation Royaumont, France (with B. Ferneyhough, K. Huber, 1996). Szombathely, Hungary (with B. Ferneyhough, M. Stroppa, 1996). Kaziemirz Dolny, Poland (with L. Andriessen, T. S. Mani, J. Kramer, 1994). B.N.C.M., Berlin (with E. Denisov and P. H. Dittrisch, 1993). Dartington Summer School of Music, UK (with J. Woolrich, E. Costello, 1992). American Conservatory, Fontainebleau (with T. Murail, A. Boucourechlief, 1990). Seminar in New Music, Vienna (1989). Darmstadt, Germany (1988).

Analysis – Musicology

C.N.S.M.D.P., Course in Music Analysis (Prof. M. Levinas), graduated 2000

C.N.S.M.D.P., Course in Ethnomusicology (Prof. F. Leotaud), mark : very good (=’cum laude’), 1998

C.N.S.M.D.P., Course in Renaissance Music Analysis (Prof. F. Larrouzé ), mark : very good , 1997

C.N.S.M.D.P., Course in Music History (Prof. B. François-Sappey), 1996

Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne, Analysis (Prof. N. Hakim), 1er prix, 1995

Collège de France, Lectures by Pierre Boulez, 1990, 1995


C.N.S.M.D.P., Course in Orchestration, (Prof. M.-A. Dalbavie), mark: very good (=’cum laude’), 1997-99

Conservatoire Superieur de Paris (CNR), Course in Orchestration (Prof. A. Louvier), 1er prix, 1995-97

Conservatoire du Centre (Paris), Course in Orchestration (Prof. A. Gaussin), mark: very good,1992


Ecole Nationale d’Issy-les-Moulineaux, Course in Harmony and Style (Prof. I. Duha), 1995

Schola Cantorum, Course in Harmony (Prof. P. Doury), 1991


C.I.M., Jazz Piano (Prof. P. Baudoin, L. Cugny, D. Badault), 1984-86

Lowenguth Conservatory, Classical Piano, 1976-1983, Organ (Prof. M. Mauguin), 1981-1983

Ph.D. in ‘Twentieth Century Music and Musicology’, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S., Paris), defended (summa cum laude) in February 2004.

Dissertation title: “Grammatological and Apperceptive Complexities in Music : A Scientific and Aesthetic Study on the Gap between Cognitive Perception and the Thinking of Writing of Musical Processes in View of Scientific Theories of Information and Complexity” (Committee : Marc Chemillier, Jean-Marc Chouvel, Hugues Dufourt, Emmanuel Pedler, Jean-Claude Risset, mention “très bien avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité”).

M.A. (DEA) in ‘Twentieth Century Music and Musicology’, I.R.CA.M. & E.H.E.S.S. & C.N.R.S., 1995

M.A. (DEA) in Mathematical Economics, Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S.) & Lab. Delta, 1992

M.A. in Statistics and Economics, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (E.N.S.A.E., Paris), 1992