Jean-François Charles is a composer, clarinetist, and live electronics designer. After undergraduate studies at the National Institute for Applied Sciences in Lyon, he studied in Strasbourg with the Italian composer Ivan Fedele. As a clarinetist, he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen for the world première and recording of Rechter Augenbrauentanz. He got his Ph.D. in music/composition at Harvard, where he studied with Hans Tutschku, Chaya Czernowin, Julian Anderson, Helmut Lachenmann, Gunther Schuller, a.o. His article “A Tutorial on Spectral Sound Processing using Max/MSP and Jitter” published in the Computer Music Journal has helped many electronic musicians integrate spectral sound processing into live performances, compositions, or their own software creations. Before joining the School of Music at the University of Iowa, he served as deputy director at the Brest Conservatory (Bretagne, France). He has collaborated with musicians for creations in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and China. In July of 2015, he taught live electronics for music and interactive installations at the Composit music festival in Rieti, Italy.