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, Séoul, Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Valdivia, Varginha, Verdun, Victoriaville, Weimar and Zurich…

My current work focuses mainly on deepening and exploring 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 essential. 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-22]

Martin Bédard

Quebec City (Québec), 1970

Residence: Longueuil (Québec)

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On the web

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

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
November 30, 2022 Martin Bédard, Honey (Architectures From Silence No. 1) (2020-21), 17:18 Episode 1130 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
October 29, 2022 Martin Bédard, Marie-Hélène Breault, Replica (2012-13), 14:33 [8m45s] The Institute of Spectra-Sonic Sound / KEPW 97.3 FM (USA)
October 25, 2022 Martin Bédard, Kissland (2016), 11:45 Klangwelten #436 / Eldoradio (Germany)
October 23, 2022 Martin Bédard, Kissland (2016), 11:45 The Moderns #233 / Radio Regent (Canada)
October 21, 2022 Martin Bédard, Marie-Hélène Breault, Replica (2012-13), 14:33 Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
October 18, 2022 Martin Bédard, Honey (Architectures From Silence No. 1) (2020-21), 17:18 The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
October 14, 2022 Martin Bédard, Honey (Architectures From Silence No. 1) (2020-21), 17:18 El Réanimator #1448 / RCV Lille 99 FM (France)
July 25, 2022 Martin Bédard, Push & Pull (2010), 16:00 Radio Horizon 93.9 FM (South Africa)
July 25, 2022 Martin Bédard, Métal fatigue (2012), 12:43 Radio Horizon 93.9 FM (South Africa)
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)