Georgia Spiropoulos

Academic title(s): 

2017-18 Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music, Acting Director of the McGill Digital Composition Studios

Georgia Spiropoulos
Music Research
Music Composition
Visiting Professor

Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music (Composition), Acting Director of the Digital Composition Studios, 2017-2018.

Born in Athens - Greece, 1965. She studied classical piano, harmony, counterpoint and fugue in Athens and she worked as a performer, arranger and transcriber of Greek oral-tradition music. She moved to Paris in 1996 where she studied composition & electroacoustic music with Philippe Leroux, form analysis with Michael Lévinas and computer music at IRCAM (with Jonathan Harvey, Tristan Murail, Brian Ferneyhough, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Hurel and Ivan Fedele) and at the "Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences" (EHESS, Paris) with Marc Chemillier, Pierre Judet de la Combe and Francis Zimmermann.

She won the "Villa Médicis Hors les Murs" prize for NYC and she has been made Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

Georgia Spiropoulos collaborates regularly with IRCAM where she has been working as a composer-in-residence.

She gave lectures and master classes at Columbia University NY, University of California Santa Barbara, IRCAM, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, University of Paris 7 and Paris 8, ICMC and SMC International Conferences, Paris Conservatory CRR, Tel Aviv Conservatory, Alte Schmiede-Vienna, French Institut of Athens. She writes articles on contemporary music and she has been a jury member for the ICMC and SMC International Conference and for IRCAM Cursus and artistic research residences.

 She is the instructor of MUCO-341, Digital Studio Composition I for 2017-18.

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