A French composer born March 21, 1953 in Annecy.
Philippe Moënne-Loccoz studied at the Geneva Conservatory in the electroacoustic composition class of Rainer Boesch. In parallel he followed classes with Philippe Albéra and made some crucial encounters, notably with Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Tristan Murail and Alain Savouret.
Moënne-Loccoz is interested in research into tone-colour, working on the intrinsic qualities of sound, and has developed the idea of ‘concrete-spectral’ music. A founder-member and director of Collectif & Cie, a studio for music creation, now the MIA (Musiques Inventives d’Annecy), he there developed IRISIS, a system of sound creation through the intermediary of video in real time. He has composed electroacoustic works, mixed music, and realised many installations: Le cri des idées sur l'eau, commissioned by Radio Suisse Romande (1982); Limites extrêmes for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and tape, premiered by the ensemble Les Temps Modernes (1998); Cloches, premiered at the festival Synthèse in Bourges (2002); Cristal B, premiered at the festival Archipel in Geneva (2005); Espaces habités, sound installation for the Musée Régional d'Auvergne in Riom (2008); La grenouille et la valise, premiered at the festival Futura (2008); Danaé, interactive audio-video installation realised with Hervé Bailly-Basin (2011); Miroirs en Duo II for flute and live electronics, premiered at the Journées de Grame (2011); Suite baroque pour terminaux de poche, premiered for 12 smartphones (2018).
A poly-instrumentalist from a very young age with groups of jazz and of traditional music (guitar, double bass, mandolin), Philippe Moënne-Loccoz has taken part in instrumental improvisation groups such as Fréquence7, the Trio Collectif and the ensemble of live electronic music The Sound Quartet, set up with the Swedish composer-performer Thomas Bjelkeborn.
After teaching electroacoustic composition at the ENMD of Annecy, Philippe Moënne-Loccoz was appointed teacher of computer-assisted music at the Bourgoin-Jallieu Conservatory.