Allain Gaussin was born in 1943. Laureate of several first prizes at the Paris Conservatory, he won his composition prize in the class of Messiaen, and then went on to study computerised music at Ircam.
After a period in residence at the French Academy in Rome (1977-1979) then in Berlin (DAAD 1984-1985) and in Kyoto (1994-1995), Allain Gaussin followed an international career as composer, with concerts, lectures and composition seminars.
His works have been performed by many artists including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre de Paris, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne Montreal, Klangforum Vienna, Modern Ensemble Franckfurt, KNM Berlin, BCMG Birmingham, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Argento Ensemble New York, Meitar Ensemble Tel Aviv, Studio for New Music Ensemble Moscow, Arditti String Quartet and JACK Quartet…
Currently, he teaches composition at the American Academy in Fontainebleau. ln 2012 he was named Visiting Professor at the Music University of Osaka and Honorary President of the Franco-Japanese Association for Contemporary Music in Tokyo.
In 1995 the Charles Cros Academy awarded a "Grand Prix du disque" to the CD of his works Irisation-Rituel - Camaïeux - Arcane. In 1998, Mosaique Celeste won the ICONS International Composition Prize (Italy). The CD Harmonie des Sphères won The "Grand Prix du disque" of the Charles Cros Academy 2014 with L'Harmonie des Sphères, Ogive, Satori, Jardin Zen, Tokyo-city and Chakra.