John Chowning, Stanford CCRMA founder & FM synthesis inventor, visit

Catching up on posting some memorable moments from this past year. These photos were from 11 April 2022.

John Chowning, inventor of FM synthesis and founder of the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University visits, en route from Vallon (for the Chauvet Cave project) via Marseille back to Stanford. John meets with members of the COSMOS team, and with Sciences and Technologies of Music and Sound (STMS) Lab Director Brigitte d’Andrea-Novel and co-Director Jean-Louis Giavitto at l’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustiques/Musique (IRCAM). Lunch with mathematician and Stanford alumna, Marie Farge, is joined by Hugues Vinet, Director of Research and Development at IRCAM.

Corentin Guichaoua, John Chowning, Elaine Chew, and Daniel Bedoya on the walkway at the entrance of IRCAM