Gilles Fresnais

Residence: Québec, Canada

Member of the GRM from 1970 to 1974, Gilles Fresnais participated in the activities of the group headed by François Bayle as Guy Reibel’s Assistant who taught alongside Pierre Schaeffer in the electroacoustic music composition class and musical research at the Conservatoire national de musique in Paris.

In 1971, as a composer Mr. Fresnais actively participated in producing the Autodafé opera soundtrack and performances by Maurice Ohana at Lyon Opera under the joint direction of Theodor Guschelbauer and Claire Gibault.

Research Assistant at the GRM, he then worked with Jacques Lejeune on movie soundtracks entrusted to the group in what was called the «cellule de musique pour l’image» (“music cell for images”).

A resident of Québec since 1974, he participated as a composer of electroacoustic music in some concerts in Québec and, in 2013, he performed at la Nuit de la création au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, as well as at Université Laval (2012 and 2013). Despite a few musical activities, he took up composing again in 2010 using new digital audio methods. Currently, some of its works are broadcast on different radio stations and played in different countries (France, Canada, Ireland, Australia).

Date: March 26, 2021

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