Julien Vincenot

Julien Vincenot (1985—France) is a composer, laptop improviser and computer music researcher. He is currently a PhD candidate in composition at Harvard University, under the guidance of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

His work, under various forms — music for instruments and live computer, electroacoustic improvisations, music for film, dance and installations — has been presented throughout Europe, in China and in the United States. His production is strongly influenced by the concept of morphology (in biology, psychology, semiotics, …), and he relies intensively on the computer for his musical research, both as a means for sonic exploration and as a tool of formalization.

In 2007, he co-founded the Unmapped collective, dedicated to improvisation and performance involving instruments and computers. Since 2010, he is also a member of the international music research group PRISMA.

He studied 20th century music and electroacoustic composition at University Paris 8, with Horacio Vaggione and José Manuel López López. In parallel, he studied composition and computer music in Montbéliard with Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, Frédéric Voisin, Lorenzo Bianchi and Giacomo Platini. There he received the 1st Prize in composition and SACEM Prize in 2013. He completed the Cursus 1 at IRCAM in 2014, under the artistic supervision of Hèctor Parra. His piece for saxophone and live computer silent_data_corrupt, written on this occasion, received awards in Italy (Special Prize, Di_Stanze Festival 2014) and China (2nd Prize, EMW Festival 2015).

Last updated: February 23, 2019