Born in 1962 (Beirut Lebanon).
First musical studies at the National Conservatory of Beirut.
Studies in Philosophy and literature at the American University of Beirut.
In 1982, settles in Paris (France).
B.A in musicology at the Sorbonne University.
Follows at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris studies in Harmony, counterpoint, fugue, orchestration, analysis and composition where he obtains six rewards and the Diplome Superieur in Composition.
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 musical notaion system.
Actually works at IRCAM as a technical advisor for the Ircam Forum and teaches OpenMusic at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.