Festival of immersive digital music

17ᵗʰ edition 30ᵗʰ anniversary
OCTOBER 11-15, 2021 


News - 13/09/21

Akousma launches its first crowdfunding campaign

Support the creation and circulation of immersive digital music by contributing to our campaign.

All donations will go toward new initiative for the creation, circulation, and development of immersive digital music. 

Donations of any amount can be made via La Ruche. Let your wallet (and your ears) be your guide!

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 :︎.


The Electrochoc concert series, presented jointly by the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and Akousma ,

is a series of concert-discussions that introduces audiences to different aspects of electroacoustic music. The concerts also showcase the talent and creativity of the students invited by Martin Bédard and Louis Dufort (the series’ two artistic directors) from their composition classes.



Thierry Gauthier — 09/09/2021
Soundwich n° 1— 30/09/2021
Joël Lavoie et Émilie Payeur— 25/10/2021
Maxime Corbeil-Perron — 27/01/2022
Soundwich n° 2— 17/03/2022
Pierre-Luc Lecours —14/04/2022


The Akousma@ series encompasses our different partnerships, our one-off co-presented concerts, and the ad hoc programs that we put together at the invitation of other organizations.

If you can’t come to Akousma, Akousma will come to you!

Akousma@Mutek — Akousma@Empac — Akousma@FMC — Akousma@Eastern Bloc —Akousma@Griffintown —

Akousma@CIRMMT —Akousma@SAT —Akousma@Suoni —Akousma@MTL-Connecte —Akousma@CMM —