Thierry Gauthier has composed, produced and diffused music since 1986. He resides in Montréal since 1989. His musical training had been self-taught for a long time but he also has completed a diploma (AEC) “computer assisted sound design” at Musitechnic in 1998, (BMus) “Electroacoustic music composition” at Université de Montréal in 2007 and he is completing a “Electro acoustic music and video composition” (MMus) with Jean Piche at Université de Montréal.
He received a mention at the Bourges International Competitions — Electronic Arts (France, 2009), an honorary mention (2nd prize) at the international electroacoustic music competition Musica Nova (Czech Republic, 2006), finalist at the 5th Electro-Acoustics Miniatures International Contest (Spain, 2008) and finalist for the competition Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) (Canada, 2005, ’07, and ’08).
The eclectic composer distinguishes himself by his versatility and by his experimental techniques and approach to composition. He frequently advocates the imposition of restriction in his composition and the development of new process. Thierry Gauthier is sculpting the sound, transforms the sound progressively and explore the tone and his spectral value. He scrutinizes the microstructure of musical sound and make unexpected qualities surge from within the sound material.
He received numerous commissions for movies, art-videos, television series, theatre plays, documentaries, multimedia and multidisciplinary performances. Thierry Gauthier produced, recorded, mixed and mastered numerous projects, bands and musicians.
He is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed within many bands of varying styles in more than 250 concerts across the world: Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. His compositions (solo or with an ensemble) have been recorded on more than twenty albums, distributed on the market.
Thierry Gauthier is a multidisciplinary artist. Besides his tremendous passion for music, he has explored painting and he is rediscovering pictorial expression these days. He is also very interested by digital video and photography.