Pierre-Olivier Roy

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Pierre-Olivier Roy has a career in the field of new music creation and audio production, mainly for live music, live music and sound design. His body of work includes chamber music (instrumental and mixed) and electroacoustic works. In his recent career, mixed music occupies a place of medium favored by the composer. In 2017, for the quality of his work and his vision integrating instrumental composition and musical technologies, Pierre-Olivier Roy was in research residency for the creation of an interactive musical work in the White House. His work Machine Music, created in collaboration with SAGA, was exhibited at the Musée de la civilization between April and June 2017.

More specifically, he explores the use of musical technologies in the creation / composition of mixed music in concert. His work Under a Fine Sky (electric guitar, percussion, tapes, live video and immersive environment) was nominated at the Opus Gala in the category Concert of the Year - Quebec and winner of the Hommage aux createurs membres award. from Université Laval in 2017. In the summer of 2018, the work of Fracture of Time - Multiple Times (20 percussionists and octophonic bands) was created at the Place des Festivals in Montreal as part of Rythmopolis.

Pierre-Olivier Roy is very active on the Quebec music scene with new music. Since 2015, he has been the general and artistic director of the E27 musiques nouvelles organization. He currently teaches at the Faculty of Music at Laval University and the Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus.