Jean-François Laporte

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Jean-François Laporte is a Québecois artist active in the contemporary art scene since the mid-1990s. He pursues a hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. Trained at Université de Montréal and IRCAM, his compositional approach is built on active listening and observation of the reality of each phenomenon. For over a decade, he has invested much energy in the development and fabrication of new musical instruments that are integrated in his works installations. He also collaborates with contemporary dancers. Since 1993, Laporte has written more than sixty works that were premiered and performed both nationally and abroad. He has been awarded numerous prizes, of which many by the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM), as well as first prizes in the international competitions Luigi Russolo (2003) and Città di Udine (2004). He is the founder, artistic and general director of Productions Totem contemporain (PTC), and his works are published by Babel Scores Publishing.

Date: July 30, 2014

Source: TIES 2014

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