Charles Quevillon

Léry, Québec, 1989

  • Composer
  • Performer (guitar)

Since 2005, Charles Quevillon has been developing a direct approach to musical expression through electroacoustic and instrumental works. He studied composition at the Cégep de St-Laurent (Michel Tétrault) and at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (Yves Daoust, Serge Provost, Louis Dufort, Michel Gonneville and Martin Bédard). He now specializes in composing mixed music that places greater and greater emphasis upon the performance of the musician, with his current research focusing on the composition/choreography of musical performance. It was through working closely with choreographer Tedd Robinson that Charles first discovered his passion for performance and movement. He interprets many of his own pieces, including Corde à Vide, which features a musician suspended amid a choir of plucked string instruments.

A resident composer for the dance company 10 Gates Dancing, Charles has had works commissioned by the ensemble Magnitude6 and by Productions Totem Contemporain. He has twice participated in training programs at the Orford Arts Centre and has attended the Domaine Forget Academy and the Darmstadt Summer Course. His works are performed by ensembles that include NEM and ECM+. In addition to a Dora Award nomination for a piece entitled Sticks, Quevillon has received grants from the CAC, the CALQ, the FQRSC, the SOCAN Foundation and the Fondation du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

Traduction Michelle Wong [ii-09]