Jean-François Charles has worked with Max and live electronics since 2003. He is known for his article in the Computer Music Journal “A Tutorial on Spectral Sound Processing with Max and Jitter”, the most downloaded article on the CMJ web site: http://www.
As a clarinetist, he studied with Armand Angster from Ensemble Accroche Note and recorded with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Köln. He studied composition with Ivan Fedele in Strasbourg. He obtained a PhD in Music/Composition at Harvard University, where he studied with Hans Tutschku, Chaya Czernowin, Julian Anderson, Joshua Fineberg, and others.
He worked with Prof. Eric Heller on the Problem Book for Why You Hear What You Hear: http://www.
From 2011 to 2016, he served as deputy director at the conservatories of Montbéliard then Brest in France. He is currently Assistant Professor in Composition & Digital Media at the University of Iowa, School of Music.