Philippe Manoury studied piano with Pierre Sancan, musical analysis with Claude Ballif, composition with Gérard Condé and Max Deutsch, and computer music with Pierre Barbaud. He earned First Prizes at the Conservatoire de Paris both in analysis (1977) and composition (1978.) Since 1981 he has worked at IRCAM, realizing a cycle of interactive pieces entitled Sonus ex Machina (including Jupiter, Pluton, Neptune, and La Partition du Ciel et de l'Enfer), en écho for soprano and computer, and many orchestral works and operas presented in many of the world's most important venuues. UC San Diego composer Philippe Manoury has been awarded Best Composer of the Year in France's Victoires de la Musique Classique 2012, the French equivalent of the Grammys. Manoury was honored for his opera La Nuit de Gutenberg (The Night of Gutenberg), which was premiered last fall by the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg. Manoury is a Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.