Joel Lavoie is a composer, sound artist based in Montréal, Canada. His musical explorations sail through the troubled water of the individual and collective subconscious. Outwitting the anecdotic nature of real soundscapes through complex and textured collages, the auditor finds himself amid a soft and intense universe drifting freely in the evocations of the subliminal. Exploring the themes of the souvenir, the elsewhere and introspection, he encourages us to take a pause, a reset, surrendering to a rediscovery of the self. Minimalist music in its form, maximalist in his timbral complexity, it questions the usual codes of perception and apprehension. He has released an album Absolument (2015) on the Montréal based label Kohlenstoff Records, Cabines (2018) on Jeunesse cosmique and Souvenir (2020) on Mikroclimat.
Besides composition and sound design for theater and dance, he purses his career as sound engineer. His collaborators include: Marie Béland, Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, La Fratrie, Cirque l’envers, La 2e porte à gauche, Audrey Rochette, Émile Pineault, Mykalle Bielinsky, Claudel Doucet, and Sébastien B Gagnon. He has had the opportunity to perform in Canada, Lithuania, Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, UK and Mexico.
Montréal (Québec), 1987
Residence: Montréal (Québec)
- Sound artist