Maxence Larrieu

Welcome to my website, where I present my work. I am a PhD in musicology, specialised in computer music, and I've been working since five years in the field of Scholarly communication and Open Science. I am born in the lates 80's in France. Please, note that the website is also available in french


My research focus on computer music, i.e. the music that is written with a programming language. This music call a particular medium, a digital one, which appear to the musicologist as a heap of lines of code, and/or some interconnected graphical boxes. The general question I am asking start from the situation which gather this digital medium and the musicologist : how to get the knowledge indiside the medium, and how to use it for making an analysis ? For example, a key researcher in our reflection is Jean-Claude Risset. In the 2000s he had shown that the digital support is such a richness for the musical analysis -- he spoke of 'exhastivs score'. But in the same way, he has shown that musicology is not yet prepared to enlight these digital medium. My research aim to bring some light inside these mediums, so that we can use it in analysis purpose.
My PhD, completed in january of 2018, is made of three parts. The first one focus on the specifities of the musical digital support ; the second part explained some conceptual tools for the musicologist, and the last part is an application of latter's concepts, where I analyzed Jupiter (1987) by Philippe Manoury, for flute and live electronics, composed at Ircam (Paris).

see my PhD online at

Network : EMS, AFIM, PureData

Scholarly communication

I work in this field for more than 5 years. I started at Paris-Est University and currently (2018) at the University of Angers. My work is at the interface between the researchers and the direction of the structure. First, I develop Open Access within the researchers, and secondly I do some statistics for the direction, based on the scientific production of the structure. In this field I am interested in Open Access/Science ... in our digital area, what are the tools needed for science ?

see the productions and trainings

Network : Conditor, Couperin, CasuHal