Jean Bresson

Chargé de recherche et développement HDR
Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique, Paris
UMR 9912 Science et Technologies de la Musique et du Son (STMS)
IRCAM – CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie / Sorbonne Universités

I'm working on computer-aided composition systems and visual programming tools for composers. My activity is mostly focused on the development of the OpenMusic enviroment. I have carried out R&D in this environment for 10+ years and connected it to to digital sound processing and spatialization, or real-time interaction systems.


I have participated to the following recent projects funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) :

  • EFFICAC(e): Extended Frameworks for "In-time" Computer-Aided Composition, 2013–2017.
    Coordinator and lead researcher.
  • DYCI2: Creative Dynamics of Improvised Interaction, 2015–2018.
  • INEDIT: Interactivity in the writing of time and interaction, 2012–2015.

In 2016 I have spent part of the academic year at CNMAT (Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, UC Berkeley) as a Fulbright visiting scolar. ⇒ See: research, teachning and activities at CNMAT


Some groups, seminars and other activities that I have organised or coordinated in the past years:

  • FARM'17: ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design.
    Co-located with ICFP 2017 in Oxford, UK, 9/9/2017.
    Program Chair.
  • TENOR: International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation.
    Co-founder and member of the steering committee.
  • MusICAL: Interaction Calcul Algorithmique et Langages appliqués à la Musique.
    Coordinator of the thematic network of the RNSC, National Network on Complex Systems, 2015.
  • MaMuX: Mathématiques, Musique et relation aux autres disciplines.
    Coordinator of the seminar and of the RNSC network, 2011–2014.


  • o7: A prototype new implementation of OM
  • symbolist: Vector graphics notation editor (with Rama Gottfried)
  • SDIF-Edit: Visualisation of SDIF sound description data

  • Méthodes mathématiques et informatiques pour la création musicale, Master 2 ICA – AST (Arts, Sciences, Technologie), PHELMA / INP Grenoble.
    Programme et documents de cours
  • Formations professionnelles IRCAM: OpenMusic

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