bio

The music of Montréal composer Louis Dufort ranges from a cathartic form of expressionism mostly found in his early works to organicism focusing on the inner structure of sound matter in his latest works.

Although he first developed his style through electroacoustic music, he quickly delved into mixed music and multimedia music, which drew attention from a number of extremely diverse Montréal-based organizations.

Dufort’s international profile has been increasing since the early 2000’s. In 2001, he received a mention from Prix Ars Electronica (Austria). In 2005, he collaborated with the German Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) and, two years later, the Recombinant Media Labs (RML) in San Francisco   His recent AV works were presented at Berlin’s Transmediale festival in 2011, Mutek festival in 2012, Elektra festival in 2013 and a new piece with live electronics for ECM+ in 2014.   He is also very well known for his collaboration with internationally renowned choreographer Marie Chouinard since 1999.

Louis Dufort teaches at the CMM and is the artistic director of AKOUSMA festival in Montréal.