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Brice Gatinet is a French composer currently living in Montreal. Along his musical path he discovered jazz, improvisation, death metal and Chopin. His works reflects this very different musical influences, and is proof of an extremist tendency. . These elements are at the heart of his writing and musical thought. As a result of his research he developed the concept of”paired music”, where the musical discourse is directed by opposites. His work bears the stamp of this approach where technique, poetry and structure are intimately linked to create a personal dynamic close to bursting the foundations of a sound universe free from constraints.
He obtained his Bachelors in musicology at the Grenoble University, a degree on Jazz and Musique Actuelle at the Chambery conservatory, his Masters in Composition at Montreal University. He was awarded a bursaries by the Rhône-Alpes region for abroad studies, the SPEDIDAM organization for emerging artists, an excellence prize given by Montreal university and the most prestigiousscholarship to pursue his doctorate at McGill university under the direction of Phillippe Leroux.
He has been involved in administrative and leadership positions in many occasions. He was an administrative counsellor for Code D’Accés, he was in charge of their concerts for the CECO (Compositors Circle). He is currently president of MASC (Music Association of Composition of McGill University), and representative of Axis IV (Expanded Music Practice) at CIRMTT(Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology). He was a lecturer for the Analysis class at UDM during three consecutive years, as well as teacher assistant for Philippe Leroux for a DCS(Digital Composer Studio) course. He worked as technical assistant for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and for the ensemble Punctum (Jonathan Harvey`s Bahkti, Tristan Murail’s En Moyenne et Extreme Raison, and Yann Maresz`s Sul Segno…). He made a student exchange between IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustic Musique in Paris) and CIRMTT; in order to work in developing software that assists in orchestration named Orchids.
His compositions have been interpreted by renowned contemporary music ensembles such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Transmission, the Montreal University orchestra, the McGill percussion workshop ensemble, St. Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble, TAK Ensemble, and the Klangforum Wien. He has also created application music in collaboration with Cinematheque Quebecois, Concordia Animation department as well as composing a piece for 5 musicians and 16 dancers (…Autrement Tranquille) in collaboration with the École de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal. He has followed many workshops and master classes (Domaine forget, Opera Barga, Impuls…), notably with diverse artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joelle Léandre, Bojan Zulfikarpacik, Stephano di Battista, Michel Portal, Francesco Filidei, Yann Robin, Georges Aperghis, Beat Furrer and Georg Frederich Haas.