Louis Dufort

Montréal, Québec, 1970

  • Composer

Born in Montréal in 1970, Louis Dufort completed a Bachelor’s Degree in electro acoustic composition at the Faculty of Music of the University of Montréal. He also graduated from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montréal, where he was awarded First Prize (Great Distinction). His thorough knowledge of underground electronic music, as well as his love for cinema, painting and contemporary dance, has allowed him to integrate non-musical parameters into his work. This eclecticism led to the construction of an extraordinary sound world (sound object, sound body, sound color, sound anecdote) and to the interplay of multiple perceptions.

Dufort’s works have been played in Montréal as well as in Europe, particularly in France. In 1996 Dufort won the First Prize at the Fifth International Electro video Clip Competition awarded by ACREQ. In 1997 he was awarded First Prize by the SOCAN Foundation, and was among the guest finalists at the competition for the Noroit Prize for acousmatic music in Arras, France. Currently, he divides his time between Marie Chouinard’s contemporary dance company, the artistic committee of ACREQ and his unbridled musical experimentation.