Karim Haddad’s (Beirut, 1962) first musical studies were mad at the National Conservatory of Beirut. Studies in Philosophy and literature at the American University of Beirut. In 1982, he settles in Paris (France) and completes a B.A in musicology at the Sorbonne University. He follows at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris studies in Harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration, analysis and composition where he obtains six rewards and the Diplome Supérieur in Composition.
He followed workshops in composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough & Emmanuel Nunes.
Between 1992 and 1994, he attends the Ferienkursen fur Musik of Darmstadt.
In 1995, he follows the computer music courses at IRCAM. He contributes in 1999, by writing the Om2Csound library for controlling synthesis in Csound through OpenMusic environment, followed by the omlily library, an interaction with LilyPond, the musical notation system.
In 2020 he completes a doctorate in musical composition at the Sorbonne University.
Currently he works at IRCAM as a researcher in the Music Representations team and he is in charge in the development of the OpenMusic environment.
[last update: January 2023]