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Émilie Payeur Biography

The electroacoustic composer and visual artist Émilie Payeur presents works steeped in the influence of the abstract movements of the 20th century, the psychedelic art of the ’60s, experimental cinema and good old fashion surrealism. She currently pursues a master in electroacoustic composition (M Mus) at the Université de Montréal, under the guidance of composer Robert Normandeau. Her research focuses on understanding and adapting her painting processes to her work as musical composer. Her compositions have been performed throughout the US, Canada and the world, in festivals and other musical events, notably in California, Texas, Kentucky, Nashville and Transylvania, Paris, Brest, Lisbon, Toronto and Montréal. She has been a Laureate of the prestigious Bourges competition in 2009, and won 3rd prize in the SOCAN Foundation’s competition for young composers, in the Hugh Le Caine category. In 2010 she received first place in the University of Louisville Young Composer Competition for New Electro-Acoustic, and was among the laureates of that year’s JTTP competition of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. In 2011, she won 2nd prize in the SOCAN Foundation’s competition for young composer, in the Hugh Le Caine category.


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