Pierre Desmarais

Residence: Montréal, QC, Canada

Pierre Desmarais has received a Masters in Composition from l’Université de Montréal. His graduating composition entitled ‘Le cri, d’après Edvard Munch’ was performed by the chamber orchestra I Musici de Montréal under the direction of Yuli Turovsky. He also composed ‘Interstice’ for the choreography workshop À Suivre for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Of late he has composed music for the short ‘À l’aube’ by François Tremblay, which was chosen for the festival viewing Métissé Serré as part of the Festival des Films du Monde. He composed music for the video installation ‘Power Lines’ by Stephania Gambaroff, which received the pulic prize at the Toronto Urban Film Festival, and the international artistic short at the New York International Film and Video Festival. He recently composed music for the short films ‘Jusqu’au sang’, ‘Homogène’, ‘La chop’ et ‘L’impératrice, le coupable, les scribes et le bossu’, ainsi que ‘CINDY 3000’, by David Plasse and François Tremblay. These five shorts were created for the TV show Fais ça court!

Date: September 24, 2008

Source: 60x60 2008—Canada

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