After obtaining a master’s degree in mathematics in 2011 at Valrose (Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis), Cyril Délécraz is pursuing studies in musicology. In 2019, he received his PhD in “Performing arts, music dominant”, under the supervision of Jean-François Trubert (Professor of Universities, 18th section) at the Côte d’Azur University (UCA), Carlone campus, Doctoral School 86 (SHAL), CTEL laboratory (EA 6307). The thesis is entitled “The gesture’s parameterisation in scenic musical forms. Example of contemporary music theatre: state of the art, historiography, analysis“.

As a Doctoral Candidate Contractual Teaching Officer at the Carlone campus (UCA, Nice), Cyril Délécraz has conducted several seminars over a three-year period (2014-2017) focusing on 20th and 21st century scholarly music:

  • History of scenic musical forms (Master 1, Master 2);
  • Philosophy and music (Bachelor 2);
  • History of musical systems (Licence 3);
  • Documentary sources in musical literature and iconography (Licence 2).


  • History of hybrid musical forms of 20th and 21st century learned tradition (Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schönberg, Mauricio Kagel, Georges Aperghis, Thierry de Mey, Heiner Geobbels, etc.);
  • Genetic study of digital musical performances from interviews and computer files (Max/MSP patch, algorithms, audio files, etc.);
  • Empirical analysis of the form from video recordings (annotations, millimetric study of temporal proportions, design of a functional terminology of the gesture);
  • Aesthetic implications and study of corporality in the context of hybrid musical performances, particularly those of the 21st century. Main references: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, James J. Gibson, Marc Leman, Michel Bernard, Jerrold Levinson, Rolf Inge Godøy, Michel Guérin, Alva Noë.


Performing music form, opera, hybridization of the arts, interdisciplinarity, musical aesthetics, Psychology of Form, analysis of movement, musical theatre, instrumental theatre, incarnate cognition, musical gesture, 20th century musicology, 21st century musicology, new technologies, digital interfaces, analytical methods, digital performance, video editing.