The Music Representations team carries out research and development into the symbolic representation of musical structures, languages and computer paradigms adapted to music. This work finds application in both computer assisted composition (CAC) and computer-based musicology. Reflection into the high-level representation of musical concepts and structures supported by original computer languages developed by the team, leads to the conception of models, which can be used for both musical production and analysis.

On the creation side, since its distribution to a large community of musicians, the software has provoked new ways of thinking, which exploit the computer possibilities for simultaneously representing and executing the final score, its formal underlying structures and their generative processes. It is important to note that a work elaborated in such a way contains, to a great extent, its own structural analysis. On the musicology side, the representation and modelling tools enable a truly experimental approach, injecting considerable dynamism to a discipline still under-represented in France.

Research Areas / Projects

National and international Project Grants
  • DYCI2: Dynamiques créatives de l'interaction improvisée (ANR).
  • EFFICAC(e): Extended Frameworks for "In-time" Computer-Aided Composition (ANR JCJC 2013).
  • INEDIT: Interactivité dans l'écriture de l'interaction et du temps (ANR).
Other Projects and Collaborations



Past Events

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  • MCM 2011: Third International Conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music.
  • IMHM'07: 19e conférence francophone sur l'interaction homme-machine (2007)
  • SMC'04: Sound and Music Computing Conference (2004).
  • Séminaires sur l'analyse (2002).
  • CP-2001: Musical Constraints Workshop (2001)
  • Fourth Mathematical Forum DIDEROT (1999).
  • Séminaire AFPLC: Musique et Contraintes (1999)
  • ECAI'98 Workshop: Constraint Techniques for Artistic Applications (Brighton, UK, 1998).
  • JIM'96: Journées d'Informatique Musicale (Ile de Tatihou, France, 1996).



ATIAM Master's program (Acoustique, Traitement de signal, Informatique Appliqués à la Musique)

Module "Méthodes mathématiques et informatiques pour la création musicale"
Master ICA – Spécialité AST (Art, Science et Technologie), PHELMA – INP Grenoble


RepMus Team:
PhD Students

Julia Blondeau (IRCAM)
Pierre Donat-Bouillud
Mattia Bergomi
Pierre Talbot
Grégoire Genuys
Daniele Ghisi
Frédéric Le Bel
Daniel Cabanzo

Former PhD students

Arnaud Dessein (RepMus/IMTR)
Grégoire Carpentier
Antoine Allombert (IRCAM/LabRI)
John Mandereau (Università di Pisa/IRCAM)
Louis Bigo (LACL/IRCAM)
Benjamin Levy
José Echeveste
Marlon Schumacher (McGill University)
Charles de Paiva Santana (UPMC/UNICAMP)
Hélianthe Caure
Dimitri Bouche
Philippe Cuvillier
Clément Poncelet

Associate Researchers



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