Gilles GOBEIL (Canada)Composer

    After studies in music theory, Gilles Gobeil completed his Master’s in composition at Université de Montréal. Since 1985 he has concentrated on the creation of acousmatic and mixed works. His compositions approach what is known as “cinéma pour l’oreille” (cinema for the ear); many of them are inspired by literary works and seek to “visualize” them through the medium of sound. Winner of numerous prizes in Canada and abroad, Gobeil has been Composer-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Bourges, EMS Stockholm, GRM, Hochschule Franz Liszt, PANaroma, ZKM and was Guest Composer of the DAAD’s Artists-in-Berlin Programme in 2008. He is a member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), the Canadian Music Center (CMC) and co-founder of Réseaux, an association dedicated to the production of Media Art events.