Gerard Pape was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1955. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He has had private composition lessons with David Winkler, George Cacioppo and William Albright. He studied electronic music with George Wilson. Gerard has composed more than 70 works for orchestra, chamber music, and electronic works for instruments, voice and/or tape. His music has been performed in numerous festivals in the USA, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece, Roumania, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, Hong Kong and Japan and was presented in the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Tokyo in 1993 and in Hong Kong in 1996. He has been granted ASCAP standard awards each year from 1992 through 2002. Several articles on music and on psychoanalysis have been published in well established journals. Pape directed Les Ateliers UPIC in Paris, founded by Iannis Xenakis in 1985, renamed CCMIX (Center for the Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis) in 2000 from 1991 to 2008. He recently founded the laptop orchestra called CLSI (Circle for the Liberation of Sound and Image) in Paris.