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Frédéric Dufeu is Senior Research Fellow in Music and Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield. He is currently working on the IRiMaS project (Interactive Research in Music as Sound, 2017-2022) funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and directed by Michael Clarke; his research within IRiMaS is dedicated to the development of software environments for an interactive aural approach to music analysis and, more generally, musicology.
He joined the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at Huddersfield in August 2012, working as Research Assistant on the TaCEM project (Technology and Creativity in Electroacoustic Music, 2012-2015) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and directed by Michael Clarke and Peter Manning (Durham University). He took up his current position as Research Fellow in July 2015 and, before working within IRiMaS, has been pursuing research on and development of innovative software tools for musical creation, sound experimentation, and interactive analysis.
Prior to Huddersfield, Frédéric Dufeu worked as Teaching Assistant in Computer Music and Electroacoustic Music Studio Manager at Université Rennes 2 (France), where he completed a Master’s degree in Arts and Digital Technologies supervised by Bruno Bossis (2007) and a PhD in Music supervised by Antoine Bonnet (2010). He has been qualified to apply for lecturer positions by the French National Council of Universities (CNU), in sections 18 (Arts, 2011) and 22 (History and Civilisations, 2015).
Research Expertise and Interests
Main research areas:
- Musicology, history and analysis of electroacoustic music;
- Creative coding, history and development of digital tools dedicated to music analysis, music performance, experimentation, and composition.
Frédéric Dufeu is a member of the editorial board of Musurgia since 2018, a member of the editorial committee of the Ircam Analyses project since 2017, and a member of the reading committee of the Journal of Creative Music Systems (JCMS) since 2015; he has contributed to the organisation of the Tracking the Creative Process in Music conference (University of Huddersfield, 2017), of Journées d'Informatique Musicale (Université Rennes 2, 2010), and of the Electroacoustic Music Studies network conference (Ina-GRM and Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2008).
He is a reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR, in committees CE33 "Interaction, robotics" and CE38 "The Digital Revolution: relationship to knowledge and culture") and is or has been a member of the reading committee of the following conferences: Nova Contemporary Music Meeting (NCMM), Electroacoustic Music Studies network (EMS), International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME), Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC), International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (TENOR), and Journées d'Informatique Musicale (JIM).
Research Degree Supervision
Currently co-supervising three PhDs:
- Jacob Hart, since September 2018 (as first supervisor at 50% with Owen Green and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay). Provisional title: Understanding the contemporary ear: For a dialogue between aesthetic and poietic analyses in music technology. Completion expected in 2022.
- Cristina Ghirardini, since October 2018 (as third supervisor at 10% with Michael Clarke and Jonathan Stock). Provisional title: Improvised poetry in ottava rima in Central Italy. Completion expected in 2022.
- Sam Roig Torrubiano, since September 2019 (as second supervisor at 50% with Alex Harker). Provisional title: Computer Music Languages: History hidden in code. Completion expected in 2022.
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Clarke, M., Dufeu, F. & Manning, P., 5 Nov 2020, New York: Oxford University Press. 416 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Dufeu, F., Takahashi, K., Roebel, A. & Clarke, M., 1 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC-NYCEMF 2019 : International Computer Music Conference New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. International Computer Music Association, p. 124-129 6 p. (International Computer Music Conference Proceedings ).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Des outils interactifs pour l’étude des méthodes de composition des musiques électroacoustiques: les logiciels TaCEM comme ressources pédagogiquesClarke, M., Dufeu, F. & Manning, P., 1 Jul 2018, In: Revue Francophone d'Informatique & Musique. 6
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Interactive Tools for the Study of Electroacoustic Music Composition Methods: Resources for teaching and learning from the TaCEM softwareClarke, M., Dufeu, F. & Manning, P., May 2017, Innovative Tools and Methods for Teaching Music and Signal Processing. Pottier, L. (ed.). Paris: Presses des Mines, p. 27-35 9 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Dufeu, F., Sep 2016, ICMC 2016 - 42nd International Computer Music Conference, Proceedings. HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, HKU Music and Technology, p. 134-139 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-reviewOpen Access
30 Jul 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
27 Jul 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Frederic Dufeu (Member of programme committee)20 Aug 2018 → 22 Aug 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a conference, workshop, ...