BIO

Biography

Julien-Robert is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the relationships between sound and image. He creates audio-visual performances and installations enriched by his experiences throughout his musical journey. He began his studies in instrumental and electroacoustic composition before expanding his artistic expertise to include video creation and interactive devices. During the creation process, he pays particular attention to the staging of his works in order to devise the most complete and authentic experiences possible for the audience.  Currently, he is working in collaboration with Julien Compagne to combine music, video and technology, transforming the three elements into a new artistic form that is the foundation of their group Video Phase.
Julien-Robert has been commissioned by various well-known ensembles (SMCQ, EMC+, [iks], Magnitude6) for new works that have been performed at festivals and in concert series in North America, Europe and Asia. His creations have been awarded numerous prizes, including a first prize at the Sond’Ar-te electric ensemble Composition Competition, the Serge Garant Prize from the SOCAN foundation, and a 3rd prize at the Salvator Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition. His projects are supported by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the arts.
His versatility has resulted in collaborations with distinguished film directors (Charles-Louis Thibault, Jules Saulnier, Vladimir Kanic, Louis-Thomas Pelletier, Pascale Marcotte, Yan Breuleux), choreographers (Marc Boivin, Véronique Gaudreau) and directors (Lou Arteau, Michel G. Barette, Magali Chouinard). He has composed the music for several dance, short film, and theatre performances presented in various festivals around the world.
In 2009, he completed a master’s degree in Mixed Composition at the Université de Montréal with Denis Gougeon and Jean Piché on a project of mixed music and video, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He has participated in composition workshops to study with renowned composers such as Ana Sokolovic, Yves DaoustAlexandre Burton, Hans Tutschku, Natasha Barrett, Paul Rudy and Jean-François Laporte. In 2007, he received a bachelor’s degree in Mixed Composition from the Université de Montréal, where he studied with Denis Gougeon and Jean Piché, as well as Bret Battey and Peter Batchelor at De Monfort University (UK).

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AWARDS

  • 2017

    Conseil des arts de Montréal, on tour program 17-18 with Lumens
  • 2017

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, development grant for Lumens at Contact East, Nova-Scotia
  • 2017

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, production for Lumens @ SAT
  • 2017

    Conseil des arts de Montréal, project grant for Lumens
  • 2016

    Mécènes investis pour les arts grant for Lumens
  • 2016

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, digital content for Lumens VR
  • 2016

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec: Research and creation grant, Traces dans l'espace with the group Espaces sonores illimités
  • 2015

    Conseil des arts de Montréal, project grant for Lumens
  • 2015

    Montreal Council for the arts, Accès Culture, ADICIM and Le Vivier: Commission grant for the ensemble Magnitude6
  • 2015

    Finalist for Prix collégien de musique contemporaine 2015 with Flash point
  • 2014

    Conseil des arts de Montréal, project grant for Lumens
  • 2014

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec: Development grant, Darmstadt 2014 (DE)
  • 2014

    Third price of the Serge-Garant award of the 2014 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.
  • 2014

    First price at the Sond'Ar-te electric ensemble competition 2014, Flash point (PRT)
  • 2013

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec: Tavel grant, ICMC 2013, Fit into the crowd (AUS)
  • 2013

    Honorable mention at Fresh Minds Festival 2013, Texas A&M University, Fit into the crowd (US)
  • 2012

    Conseil des arts de Montréal on tour 2013-2014, Video Phase
  • 2012

    National selection for bourse RIDEAU : Video Phase
  • 2012

    Entrées en scène Loto-Québec : Video Phase
  • 2012

    Centre d'arts d'Orford, workshop grant
  • 2012

    Accès culture, residency grant for Video Phase at maison de la culture de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
  • 2011

    3rd price at Salvator Martirano Award 2011, Chute libre (US)
  • 2011

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec: travel grant, Salvator Martirano Award Competition, Chute libre (US)
  • 2011

    Canada Council for the arts, travel grant, ICMC, Chute libre, (RU)
  • 2011

    SOCAN Foundation, residency grant at the ReMusica festival, Fit into the crowd, Refuge (Kosovo)