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Philippe Leroux Philippe Leroux Director of the Digital Composition Studios: Associate Professor of Composition. He was born in Boulogne Billancourt (France) on september 24th, 1959. In 1978 he entered the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique), studied with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, Pierre Schäeffer and Guy Reibel and obtained three first prizes. Meanwhile, he followed classes with Olivier Messiaen, Franco Donatoni, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Claude Eloy and Iannis Xénakis.Philippe Leroux writes articles on contemporary music, has given lectures and taught composition at Berkeley University, Harvard, Grieg Academy (Bergen), Columbia University, Royal Conservatory of Copenhagen, University of Toronto, Fondation Royaumont, IRCAM, American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau, Paris and Lyon Conservatoires Nationaux Supérieurs, Domaine Forget (Quebec), and Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta. He is on Sabbatical for 2017-18

Georgia Spiropoulos Georgia Spiropoulos Acting Director of the Digital Composition Studios: Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music (Composition) 2017-2018. Born in Athens - Greece, 1965. She studied classical piano, harmony, counterpoint and fugue in Athens and she worked as a performer, arranger and transcriber of Greek oral-tradition music. She moved to Paris in 1996 where she studied composition & electroacoustic music with Philippe Leroux, form analysis with Michael Lévinas and computer music at IRCAM (with Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Hurel and Ivan Fedele) and at the "Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences" (EHESS, Paris) with Marc Chemillier, Pierre Judet de la Combe and Francis Zimmermann. She won the "Villa Médicis Hors les Murs" prize for NYC and she has been made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. Georgia Spiropoulos collaborates regularly with IRCAM where she has been working as a composer-in-residence. She gave lectures and master classes at Columbia University NY, University of California Santa Barbara, IRCAM, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, University of Paris 7 and Paris 8, ICMC and SMC International Conferences, Paris Conservatory CRR, Tel Aviv Conservatory, Alte Schmiede-Vienna, French Institut of Athens. She writes articles on contemporary music and she has been a jury member for the ICMC and SMC International Conference and for IRCAM Cursus and artistic research residences. She is the Instructor of: MUCO341-Digital Studio Composition I for 2017-18

alcides alcides lanza Director Emeritus of the Digital Composition Studios.Canadian-Argentinian composer, conductor and pianist born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1929. He moved to New York in 1965, having received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and lived there from 1965 until 1971 where he worked at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. In 1971 he was appointed professor of composition at the Faculty of Music, McGill University in Montreal.From 1974-2003 he was the director of the Electronic Music Studio (now the DCS) at McGill .


Richard
Richard McKenzie is the Technical Director of the Digital Composition Studios. He was born and raised in Montreal. A fascination with New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk, Alternative dance music and John Cage led him to the present position in 1996. His formal training is in Electronics Engineering Technology. When he is not putting out fires he enjoys testing foot pedals.





David


David Rafferty is a Canadian composer and musician. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in composition at McGill University . He is a Co-Instructor of: MUCO541-Advanced Digital Studio Composition I, Fall 2017 and MUCO342-Digital Studio Composition II, Winter 2018


Brice


Brice Gatinet is pursuing a Doctor of Music (D. Mus), Music Theory and Composition at the Schulich School of Music with professor Philippe Leroux. He is a Co-Instructor of: MUCO541-Advanced Digital Studio Composition I, Fall 2017 and MUCO342-Digital Studio Composition II, Winter 2018








Takuto


Takuto Fukuda (b.1984/Japan) is a composer, sound artist and gesture controller performer. He is pursuing a D.Mus in Composition at McGill University under the supervision of Prof. Georgia Spiropoulos and Chris Paul Harman. He is a Teaching Assistant for: MUCO541-Advanced Digital Studio Composition I, Fall 2017.







Uri


Uri Kochavi is a composer and a guitar player from Israel. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in composition at McGill University under the guidance of Prof. Philippe Leroux. He is a Teaching Assistant for: MUCO341-Digital Studio Composition I, Fall 2017.