Next edition : October 11 > 14, 2022 / Montreal
In 1991, composers Jean-François Denis, Gilles Gobeil, and Robert Normandeau founded the Réseaux des arts médiatiques. From this initiative, the Akousma festival was born; today, the Akousma name also covers the concert production company. In 2021, we celebrated 30 years of Akousma with the festival’s 17th edition. This was also artistic director Louis Dufort’s tenth edition, and once again, he has led the team in designing an eclectic program, which you can see here.
A note on our history: the first concert from the Réseaux des arts médiatiques was held in November 1991. The concert, “Top Secret – Hommage à Francis Dumont” was organized as a surprise for the composer’s 65th birthday. For a snapshot of the event (and for the full 1991 vibe), take a look at our video.