José Miguel Fernandez

Towards a Unified System of Interaction and Synchronization in Electroacoustic and Mixed Composition: Centralized Electronic Scores
Thesis Defenses at IRCAM on September 15, 2021
Under the direction of Jean-Louis Giavitto (CNRS - IRCAM) and Pierre Couprie (Sorbonne Université – IreMus)


José Miguel Fernández studied music and composition at the University of Chili and at the Laboratory for Musical Research and Production (LIPM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He then studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon and followed the Cursus program in composition at IRCAM.  He composes instrumental, electroacoustic, and mixed music works. His works have been performed in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceana and he has produced mixed music and electroacoustic concerts in several festivals.

José Miguel Fernández won the international electroacoustic music competition in Bourges (2000), the Grame-EOC’s international composition competition in Lyon (2008), and the Giga Hertz Award from the ZKM/EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO in Germany (2010). In 2014, he was chosen by IRCAM for the artistic research residency on interaction in mixed music works. He is currently in the music doctorat program (research in composition) at IRCAM organized in collaboration with Sorbonne Université and the UPMC.

His research project, partially funded by Sorbonne Université/Collegium Musicæ, focuses primarily on writing for electronics and research on new tools for the creation of mixed and electroacoustic music.

In parallel to his activity as a composer, he works on a range of educational projects and creation in connection with computer music.

Email : jose.miguel.fernandez (at)