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Andrew Gerzso

Born in Mexico, Andrew Gerzso studied flute and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
Gerzso joined the IRCAM team in 1977 as a researcher before going on to hold a number of important positions in the fields of scientific research, musical research, and creation within the institute. In 1993, he created the IRCAM Forum (an IRCAM software user community) and a multidisciplinary project-team that focused on the diffusion of IRCAM technologies in performing arts in 2000. Since 2012, he has directed the department of Education and Cultural Outreach. He is also the coordinator of the European project Ulysses (2012-2016), intended for the creation and diffusion of works by young composers.
From 1980 to 1995, Andrew Gerzso worked alongside Pierre Boulez for the annual seminars at the Collège de France. Since 1980, he has collaborated with Pierre Boulez at IRCAM for the electro-acoustic realization of Répons (1981- ), Dialoge de l’ombre double (1985), Explosante-fixe (1991-1995), and Anthèmes 2 (1997). The recordings of Explosante-fixe and Répons by Deutsche Grammophon won Grammy awards in 1996 and 1999.
Gerzso has published numerous articles on computer music in periodicals such as La Recherche, Pour la Science, Scientific American, Leonardo, and Contemporary Music Review.