Julien Rabin is a musician and interactive software designer and developper. For almost a decade, his work as been focused on sound and spatial authoring and gestural control of sound or more generally digital medias. He has been working on a number of art productions, either as a musician or musical assistant as well as on research projects focused on software design and developments for intermedia creation. In the recent years, he started working on his own musical projects centered on digitally controlled analog modular synthesizers practice, especially the Serge Modular, as a mean to sculpt space by sound objects.
After studying music and musicology in the University of Rennes 2, in Rennes, France, he pursued a specialization in electroacoustic and computer music, and obtained a master degree in Arts and digital technologies. Beside following his own cursus he worked at the University of Rennes 2 from 2005 to 2010 as a studio assistant, teaching composition and score editing softwares (ie. Max/MSP, Cubase, Finale) within various courses and workshops. From 2010 to 2016, he works at GMEA - National Center for Musical Creation of Albi-Tarn, in Albi, France, where he was in charge of the research activities and software developments for artistic productions. He was also coordinator of the artistic experimentations productions within the Ossia (Open Scenario System for Interactive Applications) project, funded by the National Agency for Research from 2012 to 2015. As such, he worked with the many invited artists and composers to conceive and produce software and hardware setup for the ongoing productions led at the center as well as acting as an interface between artists and software engineers involved in research project.
In continuous relationship between art production and academic research, he was also author or co-author of several scientific publications, is member of the administration board of the AFIM (Francophone Computer Music Association) and coordinator of the annual Journées d’Informatique Musicale conference.