A French composer born April 18, 1970 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Geoffroy Drouin first studied the visual arts before entering the Paris Conservatory where he followed the classes of Gérard Grisey, Marco Stroppa, Marc-André Dalbavie and Michaël Levinas. At the Abbey of Royaumont he later met Brian Ferneyhough and Jonathan Harvey, and continued his training with a course of composition and computer music at Ircam. A work he composed there, Crispy grain (2003), has since been regularly performed. In parallel with his activity as a composer Geoffroy Drouin undertakes research and investigative work on composition for a doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. He takes part in conferences and since 2008 has been co-director, with Antoine Bonnet and François Nicolas, of the Entretemps seminars at Ircam. After closely collaborating with the ensemble Court-circuit for two years Geoffroy Drouin was given an eighteen-month residency at the Villa Medici from March 2011. Among his other works are, Entre deux (2000), Instantanés (2002), Patchwork (2005), Merkabah (2007) and Ritenuto (2009).