October 18, 2023

Day 1 - 

1345 Ave. Lalonde, Montréal, QC H2L 5A9

1st prize of the 2023 JTTP composition contest 

The Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s Jeu de temps /Times Play competition highlights new electroacoustic works produced by young or emerging composers and sound artists from or living in Canada.

Julie Delisle (ca)

Julie Delisle is a composer, multidisciplinary researcher specializing in audio technologies and a flautist. She graduated from the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal,  holds a doctorate in musicology (PhD) from the University of Montreal and is a former postdoctoral fellow at the Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory (McGill University). Her music is colored by her research into instrumental timbre and her interest in sound design, Chinese martial arts and mathematics.


Pipa Aura Suichi (2023) 11’03”
Pipa aura Suichi
was entirely composed with sounds coming from the instrumentarium of Jean-François Laporte (Productions Totem Contemporain). It appeared to me that the materials chosen, thanks to their articulatory possibilities, often behaved in such a way as to cause chain reactions. The sounds, taken outside their instrumental context in a sort of schizophonia, also obey a particular temporality which unfolds over the triggers, attacks, resonances and propulsions, like the incredible machines of the Japanese show Pitagora Suichi.

Photo: La Conserve Média / Codes d’accès

Francis Dhomont (fr)

An ardent exegete of the acousmatic modality, his work has, since 1963, consisted exclusively of pieces on support which testify to a constant interest in morphological writing and for the ambiguities between sound and the image that it can arouse.

Mega-Hertz Grand Prix 2013 (Germany), Doctor Honoris causa from the University of Montreal. SACEM 2007 Prize for best contemporary electroacoustic creation. Career scholarship from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2000).

He has received numerous distinctions for his works, including, in 1999, five first international prizes for four of his works. Recipient in 1997 of the Lynch-Staunton Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, 1st Prize (1981) and “Magisterium” Prize (1988) at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (France), Ars Electronica Prize 1992 (Austria), etc. .

From 1978 to 2004, he shared his activities between France and Quebec, where he taught at the University of Montreal from 1980 to 1996. He now lives in Avignon (France) and devotes himself to composition and theoretical reflection.

The very first concert presented by Réseaux des arts médiatiques (Akousma) was given on Saturday, November 2, 1991, at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, in Montreal. It was a concert by Francis Dhomont, who was celebrating his 65th birthday at the time.

His work on electrocd


SOMME TOUTE (2022) 14’30”
spatialized by Louis Dufort

To Annette Vande Gorne

Looking/listening to a journey spanning more than fifty years and more than ninety opuses. Reminder, nostalgic assessment, synthesis, outcome perhaps.

This free abstraction, introduced by my latest writing choices, is the testimony of a long journey over the successive discoveries which constitute my contribution to the rich acousmatic repertoire. It also alludes to eighteen of my milestone works, temporal testimonies which could summarize the evolution of my thought and my language. FD

Commissioned by Musiques & Recherches and composed in the composer's studio in Avignon (France).

Mourad Bncr (ca)

Multimedia artist based in Tiohtiá:ke/Mooniyang (Montreal). Mourad Bncr's sound and visual work is inspired by the concept of ephemeral memory. His creations infused with beat music leave a lot of room for texture and detail, establishing links between his North African cultural heritage, universes imbued with science fiction and a fascination with technological obsolescence. Over the years, he has led a prolific professional career as a trainer and sound designer specializing in the creation of immersive environments, spatialized audio and mixed reality, with recurring collaborators such as French artist Pierre Friquet or again the Nature Graphique and Iregular studios. Combining real sound recording, instrumentation, sound synthesis and microsampling techniques, his musical language appropriates the notion of space in a unique way and comes close to cinematic composition. He wrote the music for several films, collaborating on the work of directors such as Nicolas Lachapelle, Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux, Florian Delafournière and Kibwe Tavares. After several musical releases under the alias Famelik, a project between electronica and abstract-hip hop which has occupied him since 2007, his musical project assumes several different trajectories, giving rise to different aliases including [indistinct voices over PA], a project encapsulating the most abstract aspects of his creations. His EP UNREST, released by Unlog in 2021, is intended to be a synthesis of this journey, an assumed transition towards a new musical color.



The World After Us (2020-23) 19’33’’

The world after us; the part of us we leave behind in the places we pass through.

Between hauntology and fragments of synthetic sound memory, this triptych continues the work of the piece UNREST, released in 2021 by Unlog under the project [indistinct voices over PA]. Meditative, sometimes abrasive, these three images aim to be both immaterial and inhabited, confronting our relationship with space, imaginary places haunted by our collective past and future unconscious.

This collection takes its name from the filmmaker Nicolas Lachapelle's eponymous film released in 2020, a creative documentary and cinematic reflection on the spirit of places, for which Mourad composed the soundtrack. The two artists also collaborated on the short film Zug Island (2022).

Guillaume Côté (ca)

Through a blend of concrete, synthetic and vocal materials, sound artist Guillaume Côté explores the territorial, linguistic and social dynamics specific to Quebec.

His eclectic artistic research is based not only on the encounter with the Other through a musical discourse with narrative or informative aims, but also on the abstraction induced by modular systems.

An avid collaborator, he is co-founder of the audio-digital creation company Trames, of Falaises and Aubes collective, as well as holding the position of technical-artistic support at Avatar center in Quebec City, Canada.

Discrete Stream of Light, released in 2023, is his first solo release.



Discrete Stream of Light (2022) 20’

Arpeggiated patterns, hypnotic repetitions, all within reach of a discrete stream of light.

A 20-minute work containing 4 distinct movements. Originally recorded in real time, with no subsequent modifications, the version presented at Akousma takes up the same principle of spontaneity, with everything played in real time.

Photo: Sarah Seené