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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.

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Research Areas / Projects

National and international Project Grants
Other Projects and Collaborations

Complex Systems
Interactive Scores



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:

Gérard Assayag (head)
Carlos Agon
Moreno Andreatta
Jean Bresson
Philippe Esling
Jean-Louis Giavitto
Florent Jacquemard
Mikhail Malt
Jérôme Nika
Tsubasa Tanaka

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

Marc Chemillier
Mondher Ayari
Camilo Rueda
Gilbert Nouno
Georges Bloch
Anders Vinjar


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