About

Geoffroy Colson is a French ethnomusicologist, pianist, composer, and music teacher, with a scientific background and higher education. He has completed a PhD in Ethnomusicology and Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney.

Through his current research, which focuses on the aesthetic and cultural issues surrounding musical change in the Pacific Islands, he has been pursuing vital new ways to contribute to innovative approaches to sustaining Pacific Islands rich traditions.

His career as a jazz pianist and music teacher led him to develop an interest in musical syntheses, and to discover the fascinating Polynesian culture. From then on, he has been investigating Polynesian music and collaborating with indigenous artists.

His work articulates with a range of disciplines including ethnomusicology, anthropology, and creative performance studies research, exploring in particular the intersection between ethnomusicological research and composition.