Akousma Festival

October 11 –15, 2021
Usine C – Le Vivier at the Wilder Building / 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. This year, we celebrate 30 years of Akousma with the festival’s 17th edition.

This will also be artistic director Louis Dufort’s tenth edition, and once again, he has led the team in designing an eclectic program, guaranteed to delight your ears!


To kick off these four days of festivities, Akousma will be at the Satosphere for an evening event on October 11, as part of the launch of MTL Connect from Montréal Digital Spring.

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 :︎.