Longueuil (Québec), 1946

Yves Daoust entered the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal at 20 years old twenty, where he studied piano with Irving Heller and composition with Gilles Tremblay. He continued his training with a two year stint at the IMEB (Institut International de Musique Électroacoustique de Bourge.) Upon his return to Montréal, he worked as a sound designer for the National Film Board of Canada (1976 to 1979.) As an active member in the professional music scene, Daoust pioneered developments in electroacoustic music in Canada, and contributed to the founding and development of various organizations dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of this genre, including ACREQ (Association pour la Création et la Recherche électroacoustiques du Québec), which he directed for almost ten years. Daoust’s compositional output draws on almost every aspect of the medium. He has worked in film and theatre (including a number of collaborative efforts, particularly with the Mimes Omnibus company) as well as in multi-disciplinary events. The genre of his concert music ranges from studio-produced electroacoustic pieces, to instrumental and multi-media works, and includes electroacoustic compositions synthesized in real time. Since 1980, Daoust has been a professor at the Conservatoire de Musique et d’Art dramatique du Québec.