Martin Bédard

Martin Bédard’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Arc-et-Senans, Beijing, Belfast, Boston, Bremen, Brussels, Florence, Helsinki, Karlsruhe, Leeds, London, Manchester, Montréal, New York City, Nice, Quebec City, Saint-Denis, San Francisco, Seoul, Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Valdivia, Varginha, Victoriaville and Weimar…

My current work mainly focuses on renewing the discursive possibilities of digital audio music. In a time where sound creation is marked by a fascination with new media, research on the notions of discourse seems to me more necessary than ever. My “sound architectures” question the grammar of sonic organization and the elements constituting the possible discourse of the audible. They seek to further explore new rhetoric through conceptual media interdisciplinarities between audiovisuals (cinema), literature (Nouveau roman, Oulipo, rhetorics), art (visual arts, architecture), and science (morphogenesis, natural models, theories of self-organization, systemics, human and communication sciences, cognitive sciences and perception, artificial intelligence). To this end, in 2012 I submitted a doctoral thesis — Du langage cinématographique à la musique acousmatique: écritures et structures (From cinematic language to acousmatic music: writing and structures) — on the possible relationships between cinematic grammar and digital audio music.

Over the years, I have been the winner or finalist of 12 international competitions, and my works have been presented at more than 75 international events.

I also teach electroacoustic composition, and sound typology and morphology at Université de Montréal and auditory perception, composition, and analysis of electroacoustic music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

[English translation: François Couture, iii-21]

Martin Bédard

Quebec City (Québec), 1970

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

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On the web

Martin Bédard [Montréal (Québec), 2018]
Martin Bédard [Montréal (Québec), 2018]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
November 16, 2020 Martin Bédard, Check-point (2003), 14:12 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 25, 2019 Martin Bédard, Push & Pull (2010), 16:00 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 3, 2019 Martin Bédard, Grand dehors (2011), 9:53 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
August 27, 2018 Martin Bédard, Topographie de la noirceur (2004), 3:54 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 2, 2018 Martin Bédard, Métal fatigue (2012), 12:43 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 4, 2017 Martin Bédard, Push & Pull (2010), 16:00 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
September 26, 2016 Martin Bédard, Kissland (2016), 11:37 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 25, 2016 Martin Bédard, Marie-Hélène Breault, Replica (2013), 14:32 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 17, 2016 Martin Bédard, Champs de fouilles (2008), 10:40 Le carillon / CISM (Canada)
June 29, 2015 Martin Bédard, Push & Pull (2010), 16:00 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 13, 2015 Martin Bédard, Topographie de la noirceur (2004), 3:54 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
March 11, 2015 Martin Bédard, Topographie de la noirceur (2004), 3:54 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)