- "Music, Memory & the Holocaust, The Forgotten Music and the Songs of Sephardic Jews in Post-Ottoman nationalist Turkey & Greece"  ® ©

- "The Development of New Interfaces in Live Contemporary Music Performance, Improvisation and Technology" ® ©

Prof Calvin was part of the Royal College of Music's submission for the Research Excellency Framework [REF] 2014.

Research activities

Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP): He is a part of the CMPCP Research group and working with Prof Erik Clarke and Dr Mark Doffman (Oxford University).

AHRC Connected Communities Co-Design Development project: How should decision about heritage be made?  Strand2: 'Experimenting' at the Science Museum / Collaboratively collecting electronic music: As a project collaborator Jean-Philippe joined a team of experts [Tim Boon (Science Museum), Richard Courtney (University of Leicester), Helen Graham (University of Leeds), David Robinson, John Stanley and Martin Swann.

Blythe House Instrument collection sampling: This project involves the sound recording and sampling of all acoustic measurement instruments (tuning forks, Helmholtz etc.) in collaboration with Aleks Kolkowski. The sound samples will be available to the general public, composers and researchers through the Science Museum website.

Research Output

[since 2008]

Book Chapter

JP. Calvin, M. Doffman, Creativity, Improvisation and Collaboration: Perspectives on the Performance of Contemporary Music, Oxford University Press, ed. Eric Clarke, (2014) (Published 01 February 2018)


JP. Calvin, Jean-Philippe Calvin on Variable Geometry Ensemble, Sound and Music, The Sampler, 26.09.13 []

JP. Calvin, Xenakis – An ancient Greek of Our Time - Iannis Xenakis and his Compositional Procedures, Yeni Academic Journal, Feb 2011, pp. 262-278 [ISSN-1309-9981]

Scores & Compositions

JP. Calvin, Danses Concertantes for symphonic wind orchestra and wind quintet, 2012/13

JP. Calvin, Three Microtonal Pieces (for solo trumpet, plays also percussion), 2011-12

JP. Calvin, La Divina Commedia (opera), commissioned by Opera de Limoges, 2011

JP. Calvin, Kleztet (for wind quintet), June Emerson, 2011, [ISMN: M-57040-827-6]

JP. Calvin, L’Enfer – Suite from Divina Commedia, 2010

JP. Calvin, Kadosh, Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Orchestra [Commissioned by l’Orchestre Lamoureux & David Krakauer] Premiered in Théâtre de Champs-Élysées Paris, 2009

JP. Calvin, Caliban’s Dance, for Percussion solo, Editions Alphonce Productions, 2009 [A-143 001-P]

JP. Calvin, Kassandra (for microtonal trumpet & percussion), 2009

JP. Calvin, La Cantatrice Chauve (opera), Royal Opera House & John Studzinski (Genesis Foundation) joint commission. Premiered in Theatre Athenée, Paris, April 2009.

JP. Calvin, O Lacrimosa (for mixed Quintet). Commissioned by Prades International Music Festival. Premiered in Prades April 2009.

JP. Calvin, Styx (for percussion and Baschet sound structures), 2008.


JP.Calvin, Kleztet - Carnet de Route, ArteCombo Wind Quintet, Hybrid Music, Paris 2011, [HY16833]

JP. Calvin, Kleztet - Arnold-Gershwin-Berio-Calvin, SACEM, Paris 2009, [S127450CD]

JP. Calvin, Styx , Titanium Sound, 2012, [EH002]


JP. Calvin, La Cantarice Chauve, DVD Contrejours Productions, Paris, 2009, [CJP09429]

JP. Calvin, L’Enfer – Suite from the opera La Divina Commedia, ed. M.A. Million, 2010 []

Reconstruction & Preface to a New Edition

JP. Calvin, Charles-Marie Widor, Piano Quintett op.68, Musicproduktion Höflich München, Study Score 1198, May 2012

Public Lectures, Conferences & Master Classes

JP. Calvin, M. Doffman, Contemporary Music in Action, performer-composer collaboration in conservatoire environment, Performance Studies Network 3. International Conference, University of Cambridge [19.07.14]

JP. Calvin, Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques, preconcert talk, Royal College of Music [15.05.14]

JP. Calvin, Jean-Baptiste Lully - Creating a Unique Language for French Musical Theatre, masterclass, Cadogan Hall, London [04.02.14]

JP. Calvin, Puccini's Il Trittico and the sense of humour in Gianni Schicchi, masterclass, Cadogan Hall, London [12.11.13]

JP. Calvin, The Reflection of oppressed sexuality in Britten's operas, Masterclass Co., London [15.10.13]

JP. Calvin, Richard Wagner's Musical World, Cadogan Hall, masterclass, London [11.06.13]

JP. Calvin, Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum, preconcert talk, Royal College of Music, London [04.07.13]

JP. Calvin, Representing sounds - the Sonic Self, Science Museum London [28.09.12]

JP. Calvin, New Approaches to Music Theatre, Grove Forum, Royal College of Music, London [23.06.11]


JP. Calvin, John Cage, The Power of Silence, ed. G.Turner, Bloomsbury London, 2012, pp. 53-56, [ISBN 978-1-4411-8223-4]

Doctoral Thesis - Chapter

A.C. Cardoso Firmo, La Cantatrice chauve de Jean-Philippe Calvin et François Berreur, Du mot à la scène et du mot en scène – Dramaturgies de l’absurde en France et au Portugal, pp. 200-203 [Thèse de Doctorat, l'Université Paris 8, 2011] 

TV & Radio Broadcast

Resonance FM - Clearspot: Radio programme with Jean-Philippe Calvin and Kenneth Hesketh and their upcoming concert collaboration of Hesketh's Ein Lichtspiel for large ensemble, conducted by JP. Calvin [London 17.03.14] 

France 3 Centre Limoges: Live TV performance of L'Enfer concert suite and interview Jean-Philippe Calvin [10.08.10]

Did you say Ionesco? : Part of the documentary film on Eugene Ionesco [Channel France 5 and Zadig Productions - Paris, November 2009]

France 3 News, France Television: Prades Composition Music Festival: TV interview with Jean-Philippe Calvin about the creation of his composition O Lacrimosa, with the participation of Krzysztof Penderecki [23.04.09]

Miniatures: Three episodes on Jean-Philippe Calvin's music. Presented by Cécile Gilly [Radio France 28/29/30 April 2009]