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Gilles Gobeil

Following a bachelor’s degree in compositional techniques, Gilles Gobeil undertook a master’s in composition at Université de Montréal under Serge Garant. In the final years of his studies, he was introduced to electroacoustic practices by Marcelle Deschênes and Francis Dhomont. This discovery stimulated in him a desire to commit entirely to the exploration of unfamiliar forms and original timbres that the mastery of the tools availed by the electroacoustic studio offered. Since the completion of his studies, he has directed his creative interests almost exclusively to the creation of acousmatic and mixed works. His practice falls within what is known as “cinéma pour l’oreille” (cinema for the ear). Many of his compositions are inspired by literary or cinematic works and seek to “visualize” them through the medium of sound. Although his catalogue is comprised mainly of acousmatic and mixed works, he has also made forays into the fields of dance and film. Oftentimes traces of his experiences with instrumental music can be discerned. More

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Gilles Gobeil

Sorel-Tracy (Québec), 1954

Residence: Drummondville (Québec)

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  • Monday, August 17, 2015 / General

    The Foundation Destellos announced today the results of the 8th edition of its electroacoustic composition competition. The first prize of both categories were not awarded. Thus, in the acousmatic category, two ex æquo second prizes were aw… More

  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 / General

    The 16th Concurso Internacional de Composição Electroacústica Música Viva has awarded its Prize to Counterattack by Adrian Moore. The jury also decided to recognized with honourable mentions Sibylle by Gilles Gobeil and Ventriloquy by Andre… More

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013 / In concert

    Works for ondes Martenot by Gilles Gobeil and performed by Suzanne Binet-Audet will be presented at five concerts during a tour of Germany from October 26 to November 8, 2013. Acousmatic works will complement the programs. The tour will sto… More