Leslie Melcher studied philosophy at the Sorbonne and music at the École Normale de Musique de Paris. He studied orchestration and composition with Maitre Tony Aubin , attended seminars by Pierre Boulez at the Collège de France and was invited as a guest composer at the IRCAM by Todd Machover (Computer Music Research). Melcher moved from Paris to New York City and worked there for 20 years before relocating to Toronto, Canada in 2003. After receiving his Premier Prix in Musical Composition, Melcher’s work was published by Symphony Land. In Paris, he received a commission from the French Ministry of Culture for chamber orchestra. In the USA, New York’s Central Presbyterian Church commissioned and premiered his major Cantata, The Spirit of Our Time. Mad Brass for brass band was premiered in New York’s Madison Square Park and Monday Nights for Wind Orchestra and Percussion was first performed in Westport, CT. In Canada, Alone, was premiered at the Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto. Dark Matter for live Flute and Two Channel Fixed Media was performed in both in Toronto and Iowa’s University of Electronic Music. TAO for Soprano solo and Balinese digital Orchestra was performed in 2017 in Toronto. Melcher currently works on the integration of World Music instruments, Balinese Gamelan Fusion, self-generated computer music and trance / mood altering soundscapes for therapeutic use. As a work in progress, Melcher is also working on his multimedia opera The Crystal Dome.