Composer, visual artist and software designer, in the 1970’s Jean Piché was one of the Canadian pioneers in the exploration and the development of emerging audio-numeric tools. He has composed in various electroacoustic genres, mixt music, acousmatic, live-electronic, instrumental and vocal works. His pieces have been performed throughout the world. As much to create a new musical language and for his compositions, his aesthetic is foremost poetical and does not subscribe to any musical formalism. He has been described as an artist who works off the beaten path, being colourful with great virtuosity.
Since the 1980’s he has been a professor at the Université de Montréal, supporting several partners and young artists working today in the media arts and music. He has also developed musical software including Cecilia, which is widely used in the profession. Under the auspices of the MIT Media Lab, he is the creator-designer of the XO musical software project for computers called «one Laptop per Child». Since 2015, he has been an Associate Director of the Centre interdisiplinaire de Recherche en musique, Média and technologie (Cirmmt), a respected research facility shared by McGill University and the Université de Montréal.
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