Mario Gauthier

Montréal, Québec, 1957

  • Composer
  • Performer
  • Musicologist

Trained as a musicologist, Mario Gauthier also studied composition and taught himself conducting, and the history of film, radio and sound recording.

Producer for Radio-Canada’s former Chaîne Culturelle between 1988 and 2004, Mario Gau-thier mounted regular daily and weekly broadcasts, as well as occasional shows on specialized topics. He has recorded over 300 concerts and produced or commissioned some thirty music and radio works. Over fifty of his spots and productions are available on CD. At the same time, Gauthier has given lectures, and organized events covering the use of sound in film and radio. He was the recipient of the 2000 Prix Opus in the media event of the year category for his overall career in radio as well as for the creativity and originality of his regular show L’Espace du Son (1996-2001). Prior to his career as a producer, he also taught, conducted a choir, and led small contemporary music ensembles at the Université de Montréal. With colleagues, he founded the Codes d’Accès concert society in 1986.

Gauthier currently works as soundman and digitization (mastering) consultant for CDs, and assists in the preparation of books. He is currently writing a book on sound recording and its relationship to perception entitled Lointains Paysages. (Translation: C. Flint De Médicis)