Jean Piché is a composer, video artist and professor at the Université de Montréal. His creative output over the past 25 years has explored the more exotic edges of high technology as applied to music and moving images, including videomusic, live electronics, fixed electronic media and performance. He has received numerous international awards and his work has been presented in Europe, Asia and North America. Since the early 1990s he directs and produces his own video work, focusing on parallel compositional strategies for abstracted visuals and music, a new hybrid form he has helped define. He is involved with software design notably with the program Cecilia and the TamTam suite on the celebrated One Laptop per Child computer. He presently directs the institut Arts, Cultures et Technologies (iACT), a major new media research collective at the Université de Montréal.