Right, the scary guy over there… that’s me in the early seventies… Don’t worry I’m way more serious nowadays.

Serious Bio

Born in 1980, Emmanuel Jourdan began studying the clarinet at the age of 8, and later studied computer music at the National Music School of Montbéliard and at the Conservatory of Besançon. He received many awards and honors and scholarships in clarinet, chamber music, conducting, computer music, and computer-assisted composition. From 1998 to 2001 he taught clarinet and played with several orchestras in eastern France. Since 2001 he has been working at the IRCAM pedagogy department, teaching computer music to young students and music educators, and was involved with the development of “Music Lab”, a project for the French National Ministry Education. Since 2003, he has been principally involved with teaching Max/MSP/Jitter to the students of IRCAM’s year-long cursus, as well as conducting workshops and seminars on IRCAM software. In 2006, he worked on Kaija Saariaho’s opera “Adriana Mater”, premiered at the Opera Bastille in Paris. Since 2006, he has been working as a developer for Cycling ’74, Inc. He is currently working on the Max for Live project, designing the user interface elements.


You can download my résumé here (References available upon request).