September 9, 2021

Electrochoc n° 1

Thierry Gauthier


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Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8:00 pm



A prolific and eclectic multidisciplinary artist, Thierry Gauthier distinguishes himself by his versatility and by his experimental techniques. He advocates the imposition of restrictions in his compositions and the development of new processes. In his work, he sculpts sound and progressively transforms it, exploring tone and its intrinsic spectral value. He scrutinizes microstructures, causing unexpected qualities to surge from within the sound material. In his visual work, he explores the hybridization of several techniques including animation, pixilation, and compositing. Via multi-layered visual and sound material, his richly complex works often represent a transposition of reality, revealing a multitude of meanings that listeners can freely interpret.





September 30, 2021

Soundwich
n° 1

Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8 pm

An initiative by students at the Conservatoire, the Soundwich series brings together young composers from university programs with those from Montréal’s experimental underground scene. Sit back, enjoy, and expect the unexpected!






November 25, 2021
Electrochoc n° 2

Joël Lavoie and Émilie Payeur

Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8 pm

Émilie Payeur


“Using the no-input technique, I aim to create a horizontal landscape populated by organic apparitions. This is a minimalist piece based on barely-perceptible feedback and delay.”


Émilie Payeur is a Montréal-based multidisciplinary artist mainly active in experimental music and visual arts. Her music, often described as minimalist and sometimes harsh, is mainly based on the no-input technique and on risk-taking. In her visual work, she is interested in the traces she perceives as remnants of actions from the past and in notions of the sacred, of ritual, and of transcendence. Émilie has a master's degree in electroacoustic music composition from the Université de Montréal and her work has been performed both in Canada and internationally, receiving numerous awards. In parallel to her artistic career, she studies the fascinating world of herbalism.



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Photo credits: Mathieu Robillard

Joël Lavoie


Montréal composer Joël Lavoie has been creating noise, ambient, and electro music for as long as he can remember. Highly attuned to its environment, his music melds the surrounding soundscapes with the caprice of electronic and instrumental parasites—and all this with the intensity of a toothache or a cable-car ride. Aside from his work in improvisation, performance, and sound art, he has also provided sound design for dance, poetry, and theatre events. He has performed his music in Montréal, France, and the UK.



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January 27, 2022
Electrochoc n° 3

Maxime Corbeil-Perron

Conférence 7:30 pm / Concert 8:00 pm

This concert will feature audiovisual and acousmatic works.


Maxime Corbeil-Perron is a Montréal artist whose work has been highlighted by numerous international competitions, media, and festivals. His artistic practice has evolved in various forms including audiovisual performance, experimental film, electroacoustic composition, improvisation, sound art, and installation. Taking an approach akin to media archaeology, his current projects look for the relationship between obsolete media technologies and contemporary software, in search of new aesthetic possibilities.


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Photo credits: Rémy Ogez (2019)


March 17, 2022

Soundwich
n° 2

Conference 7:30 pm / Concert 8 pm

An initiative by students at the Conservatoire, the Soundwich series brings together young composers from university programs with those from Montréal’s experimental underground scene. Sit back, enjoy, and expect the unexpected!