THE COSMOPHONE: authors biographies

2 03 2009

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Jacques Diennet, French, 1947

Composer, Artistic Director of the Music Company UBRIS STUDIO, ubris.studio(at)wanadoo.fr

Got familiar with digital composition during several stays in the USA and Canada, as Robert Ashley’s guest in the Mills College Studios and as John Appleton’s guest at the Darmouth College Studios. Laureate of several international prizes including: First Prize of the town of Varèse Competition Ruigi Russolo and First Prize of work for multimedia at the Bourges International Competitions in 2000.

 

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Dr David Calvet, French, 1970

Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS),

Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire de Clermont-Ferrand, http://clrwww.in2p3.fr, calvet(at)in2p3.fr

Has participated to several High Energy Physics experiments at the European Centre for High Energy Physics (CERN, Geneva) and the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY, Hamburg). Has worked on several projects related to science popularisation, and designed the particle data acquisition of the Cosmophone. Laureate of the Communication Prize awarded in 2000 by the CNRS High Energy Physics Institute IN2P3.

 

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Dr Richard Kronland, French, 1957

Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Head of the group “Modeling, Synthesis and Control of Sound and Musical Signals”, Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique de Marseille, http://www.lma.cnrs-mrs.fr/, kronland(at)lma.cnrs-mrs.fr

Doctor in acoustics from the University of Aix-Marseille II (France), his primary research interests include analysis and synthesis of sounds with particular emphasis on musical sounds. Has participated to several artistic projects and coordinated the development of the sound synthesis framework of the Cosmophone.

 

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Dr Claude Vallée, French, 1958

Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, currently Spokesman of the H1 Collaboration at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Hamburg, http://marwww.in2p3.fr/, vallee(at)cppm.in2p3.fr

Former student of the Ecole polytechnique in Paris, he has participated to several High Energy Physics experiments at CERN and DESY and has initiated the development of the Cosmophone in 1998. Co-laureate with Richard Kronland of the “Prix Création de la Culture Scientifique” awarded in 1999 by the French Ministry of Research.

 

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Thierry Voinier, French, 1953

Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique de Marseille, http://www.lma.cnrs-mrs.fr/, voinier(at)lma.cnrs-mrs.fr

Expert in real-time sound synthesis techniques and algorithms, he was involved in many sound analysis and synthesis projects, developing several digital musical instruments and digital audio effects for composers. Designer of the moving source synthesis engine of the Cosmophone.

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