Denis Lorrain Home Page
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Born in 1948, Canadian and French citizen. He has studied at the Music Faculties of the universities of Montreal and McGill (Canada), and holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of Paris I Sorbonne (France), in Music and Aesthetics of Musical Arts, directed by composer Iannis Xenakis. From 1973 to 1979, he has studied and worked in Europe, at Utrecht, Paris and Marseille. Assistant-Professor at the University of Montreal from 1980 to 1982, he has taught computer music and composition. He left this appointment to join the Pedagogy/Production Department of IRCAM, Paris, where he has worked as Teaching Assistant. From 1988 to 2008, he has been Professor of Electroacoustics and Computer Music, SONVS, Composition Department, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse of Lyon (France). During these years, he has also continued collaborating with IRCAM on various grounds (Musical Assistant, Technical Advisor, Research Associate). From 2008 to 2015 he has been Professor für Musikinformatik at the Hochschule für Musik (University of Music) of Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg, Germany).

His compositions, for solo instruments, ensembles and orchestras, as well as tape, mixed, or computer driven MIDI piano, have been performed in America and Europe since 1970.

Programming in LISP (Common LISP)



Basic Sound Synthesis and Transformation Techniques (Csound)

Selected Articles


Recordings of selected piano works



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