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Christophe d'Alessandro

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Christophe d’Alessandro (born in Marseille on 16 December 1961) began studying piano in 1968, with Lucien Pipereaut.From 1977 he studied harpsichord and early music with Richard Siegel and Guy Robert, then organ and improvisation with Suzanne Chaisemartin and Denys Mathieu-Chiquet, and played keyboards in various rock bands and free jazz groups. Christophe d’Alessandro studied composition with Luc Ferrari, harmony, counterpoint and analysis with Jean-Michel Bardez and Solange Ancona.
His early interest in musical creation and research lead him to study mathematics and computer science. He joined the CNRS in 1989, where he is currently Director of Research, Head of the Audio & Acoustics group at LIMSI-CNRS. He has published many works on the analysis and synthesis of voice, speech, organology, instrumental gesture and computer music.
Appointed assistant organist in 1988 and titular organist in 1992 at Sainte Élisabeth, Christophe d’Alessandro is regularly invited as a performer and improviser, and has recorded for radio and television programmes.
He is a member of the Historic Organ Committee of the French Ministry of Culture. Christophe d’Alessandro’s music is influenced by his works on language and gestures: vocalic colours and timbres, speech prosody, consonantal rhythms.

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