BIO

Biography

Believing in the combination of instrumental and electroacoustic music, Julien-Robert composes mixed music. He uses the technology’s possibilities to integrate video to his mixed music. His pieces of music have been performed in England, France, Argentina, Kosovo, United States, Australia, Portugal and Canada in various festivals like Sonoimagenes, Spark festival, SOUNDplay festival, Remusica Festival, ICMC, UVM, Studio 300Totally Huge New Music festival or Opensound. His projects have been funded by the Canada Council for the arts, Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec and the SOCAN foundation. His pieces have been played by well-known musicians like Walter Boudreau with the SMCQ, Lorraine Vaillancourt, Véronique Lacroix, Julien Compagne and Krista Martynes. He won a first price at the Sond’Ar-te electric ensemble 2014, Serge-Garant of the SOCAN Foundation award 2014, a third price in the 2011 Salvator Martirano Memorial Composition Award Competition and got an honourable mention at Fresh Minds Festival 2013. He got commissions from EMC+, Paramirabo ensemble, Magnitude6 ensemble, Codes d’accèsNAISA, [iks] and the SMCQ.

His good versatility led him to collaborate with choreographers (Marc Boivin, Véronique Gaudreau), film directors (Charles-Louis Thibault, Jules Saulnier, Vladimir Kanic, Louis-Thomas Pelletier, Pascale Marcotte) and theater directors (Lou Arteau). He composed music for dance and film which have been screened in many festivals like Short Film Corner du Festival de Cannes, les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, le festival Juste pour rire, Off-courts de Trouville, le Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, le festival du Nouveau Cinéma, l’interfilm festival de Berlin.

In 2009, he completed a master in mixed music at the Université de Montréal with Denis Gougeon and Jean Piché on a project of mixed music with video funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He did composition workshops which gave him the opportunity to study with famous music composers like Ana Sokolovic, Yves Daoust, Alexandre Burton, Hans Tutschku, Natasha Barrett, Paul Rudy et Jean-François Laporte. In 2007, he completed a BAC in mixed music at the Université de Montréal with Denis Gougeon and Jean Piché along with Bret Battey and Peter Batchelor at De Monfort University (UK).

LATEST NEWS

AWARDS

  • 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 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)
  • 2010

    SOCAN foundation, residency grant at NAISA, Fit into the crowd, Refuge, (CA)
  • 2010

    Commission New Adventure in Sound Art for SOUNDplay festival, Refuge (CA)
  • 2010

    Canada Council for the arts, research grant, Video Phase
  • 2010

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Travel grant Spark festival, Fit into the crowd (ÉU)
  • 2010

    Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Travel grant Kino Dynamique (AU)