Jean-François Laporte

Québec, 1968

  • Composer
  • Performer (invented instruments)

Jean-François Laporte pursues an hybrid approach integrating visual arts and sound exploration. Taking an intuitive approach to create music, Laporte learns art through concrete experimentation on soundmatter. He has written over 80 works that have been performed in Montréal, across Canada and all around the world. The composer received several awards from Opus, Luigi Russolo, and Citta’di Udine, and his company Productions Totem Contemporain has received the Music Award during the Grand prix du Conseil des Arts de Montréal.

For the past fifteen years, along with his activities as a composer, Jean-François has been developing and making new musical instruments (Tu-Yo, Bowl, FlyingCan, Sax-trunk, vibrating membranes and Siren Organ,) which he integrates in his works and in his visual & sound installations using computerized and robotized controls. The composer is still very active in the creation of works for traditional instruments but very often used in a non-traditional manner. The composer is now PhD Candidate in musical composition at University of Huddersfield (UK). The musical works of Jean-François Laporte are published on Babel Scores Edition.