Brigitte Robindoré, a French-American composer, studied composition and performance practice at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Ton de Leeuw and Jaap Schröder, followed by a degree at Duke University (USA), where she received three prizes for composition, graduating with the distinction summa cum laude. In 1989 she was recipient of an ASCAP young composer’s award, which allowed her to continue compositional studies in Paris with Ton de Leeuw and Julio Estrada. There she was trained in the classic electroacoustic school of the Groupe de Recherché Musicale where she was in residence in 1992. From 1991-1997 she participated in the activities of both Parisian centers presided by Iannis Xenakis, Les Ateliers UPIC (currently CCMIX) and the CEMAMu research centre.
As head of musical production at Les Ateliers UPIC, she had the opportunity to work with resident composers such as Iannis Xenakis himself, Jean-Claude Risset, Luc Ferrari, Paul Méfano and Yuji Takahashi. During this same period she taught electroacoustic studio techniques and composition as part of an eight-month program. In 1997 she completed a DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) degree at the University of Paris VIII (Saint-Denis), under the direction of Horacio Vaggione, on the impact of electroacoustics on acoustic thought and composition in the exploration of the continuum and of noise. Moving to Los Angeles at the end of 1998, she was invited to be composer-in-residence at the University of California at Santa Barbara for the 1999-2000 school year.
In 1996 The Computer Music Journal selected her work, Comme étrangers et voyageurs sur la terre to be included in their 20th Anniversary Sound Anthology CD.
Xenakis, UPIC, Continuum: Electroacoustic &
Instrumental works from CCMIX Paris (mode 98/99)