A life at the interface between music & mathematics
Having spent the first years of my life in Switzerland, where I was born in 1971, I grew up in Trentino in Italy. Since the age of 3, the piano has been my most faithful companion. My passion for music was joined by one for mathematics, both of which I studied in depth at the University of Pavia, Italy, before succeeding to combine both in my PhD in Paris and following research career at the CNRS in France.
After 15 years as a CNRS researcher at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) in Paris, I am now CNRS research director at IRMA (Institut de Recherche Mathematique Avancée) at the University of Strasbourg where I’m leading the SMIR project in close interaction with IRCAM.
- 1996: Master 2 degree in mathematics at the University of Pavia
- 1998: Piano diploma, Conservatory of Novara, Italie
- 1999: Master 2 degree in Music and musicology of the XXth century at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
- 2003: PhD in Computational Musicology at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique ) – EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
- 2010: HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) in mathematics and musics at IRMA (Institut de Recherche Mathematique Avancée) of the University of Strasbourg.
More information on my research activities, in particular those related to my ongoing project on “Structural Music Information Research (SMIR)”, is available here.
Find here a portrait on my mathemusical activities published by Le Monde (22 June 2016).