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 focuses on computer music, i.e. the music that is written with a programming language. This music involves a particular medium, a digital one, which appears to the musicologist as a bundle of lines of code, and/or some interconnected graphical boxes. The starting point of my research work proceeds from the interactions between the medium and the musicologist, in another word how to get the knowledge in the medium to conduct an analysis. Jean Claude Risset is a prominent figure in my work. Using the term 'exhaustive score', he emphasizes the richness of digital medium in musical analysis. Nevertheless, he stated that musicology was not yet prepared to investigate this medium. My research aims to highlight this mediums so they can be used for analyses purposes.
My PhD, completed in January 2018, is made up three parts. The first one focuses on the specifities of the musical digital support ; the second part defines the musicologist conceptual tools, and the last part deals with their practical application, analysing Jupiter (1987) by Philippe Manoury, for flute and live electronics, composed at Ircam (Paris).

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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 ?

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Network : Conditor, Couperin, CasuHal