PHILIPPE-AUBERT GAUTHIER /

SOUND AND DIGITAL ARTS /

 

Arts, music, sciences and engineering – Sound and digital artist, jr mechanical engineer, M.Sc., Ph.D. in acoustics

 

Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

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IN FEW WORDS /
 

Artistic work: Sound and digital arts

  • More than 40 art pieces created and publicly presented in professional contexts

  • Sound and media art, digital art, installation, video, prints, generative composition, performance, electronic music, bass guitar

  • Presentations and radio presentations of music pieces: Québec City, Montréal, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, and Chicoutimi. Also presented in Canada, USA, Mexico, Chili, France, Belgique, and Germany.

  • Artist residencies: Avatar, Québec (CAN) // Centro Multimedia, CENART, Mexico City (MX) // Oboro, Montréal (CAN) // Sagamie, Alma (CAN) // Daimon, Gatineau (CAN) // Productions Recto-Verso, Studio d'Essai, Québec (CAN) // Diapason Sound Art Gallery, Brooklyn (USA) // Research and creation in Oboro's studios, Montréal (CAN) // Vidéographe, Montréal (CAN).

  • Grants: Digital and visual arts, Québec Arts and Letters Council (CALQ) // Audio art, Canada Council for the Arts // SODEC // Successful Experience in grant and funding applications for arts

  • Artist's statement at the crossroads of arts, sciences, and technology

 

Academic publications: Acoustics and sound reproduction

  • 45 publications and conferences since 2001: Journal of Sound and Vibration // Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) // Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) // IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing // Leonardo Journal for the Arts, Sciences and Technology // Acta Acustica united with Acustica // AES Conference // AES Convention // International Congress on Acoustics // Ambisonics Symposium // Others

  • Best student paper award, Audio Engineering Society 123rd Convention, New York


Academic and nonacademic publications: Sound arts, music, technology, and creation

  • 23 publications, specialized workshops and conferences since 2004

  • Workshops, conferences and classes: 3D modeling, 3D printing, music technology and spatial sound for artists and composers

  • Personal interest for scientific popularization of knowledge from technology, acoustics, and audio, for art-related audiences

  • Creation/presentation of conferences/workshops related to: 3D models and prints, sound arts, spatial sound, sound localization

 

Awards, grants and mentions

  • 27 awards and grants in mechanical engineering and arts

  • Mechanical engineering: Best doctoral thesis award in Sciences and Engineering at Sherbrooke University 2007

  • Ph.D. grants: NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), FQRNT (Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies), and Université de Sherbrooke

  • M.Sc. grant: FCAR

  • Arts: Québec Art Council in media arts, visual arts and digital arts // Canada Council for the Arts in media and audio art

 

Education and academic life: Engineering, acoustic

  • Researcher in acoustics and spatial audio (2010-to-date)

  • Post-doctoral fellow in acoustics (2007-2010): spatial sound and sound environment reproduction

  • PhD in acoustics (2003-2007): ''Synthèse de champs sonores adaptative,'' spatial sound and sound field reproduction

  • Best thesis award in Sciences and Engineering, NSERC (Canada) and NATEQ (Québec) grants

  • Successful experience in (or participation in) grant and funding applications for research

  • Experience in applied research with industrial partners (Bombardier Aerospace, CAE Electronics, IRSST, BRP)

 

Teaching and other academic implications

  • Studio mentor (lecturer, two-year mandate), graduate program in contemporary art practice, Université de Sherbrooke (CAN)

  • Lab instructor, examination invigilator and corrector, substitute teacher, Dynamics of Vibration, Université Laval, Québec (CAN)

  • Other activities: Scientific reviewer for acoustic-related journals // Reviewer and proofreader for a 400-page book on sounddesign // Secretary, Vice-President and now President of Sporobole, artist-run center (CAN) // Juror for Canada Council for the Arts and for the Québec Art and Letter Council // Juror for the electroacoustic music contest JTTP 2007




EDUCATION /

 

2007-2010   Post-doctoral student in mechanical engineering: acoustics
Physical acoustics: sound field reproduction, sound environment reproduction in mock-up
Research contract: real-time frequency-selective binaural headphones for aerospace industries
Other: design of measurement microphones and design of a 96-channel microphone array, sound quality applied to snow mobiles, GAUS conferences organizer, supervision of master students and undergraduate trainees, team work GAUS (Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke) and CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media & Technology, McGill University) Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.


2003-2007   PhD in mechanical engineering: acoustics
''Synthèse de champs sonores adaptative'', acoustics: sound field reproduction. Supervisor: Prof. Alain Berry. Best thesis award in Engineering and Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, 2007.
Financially supported by NSERC (Canada) and NATEQ (Québec) grants.
GAUS (Groupe d’Acoustique de l’Université de Sherbrooke) and CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media & Technology, McGill University)

Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada


2000-2003   Master in science, mechanical engineering
Dynamics of vibration: active control of vibrations, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Travel study: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, summer 2001


1995-2000   Mechanical engineering
Université Laval, Québec, Canada


1999   Lessons in visual arts


1998-1999   Japanese I, II and III
Part time, Université Laval, Québec, Canada. Started in January 1999.
Université Laval, Québec, Canada.


EDUCATION, OTHERS AND VARIOUS /


2005-2009   Special program: Researcher formation
“Protection and valuation of knowledge” // “Management of research and innovation” // “Careers in research” Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.


2006 Field recording & phonography


2005 Introduction to Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA)


2006 Sound creation workshop
Workshop on field recording by Peter Cusack, Avatar, Méduse, Québec, Canada.
Workshop by Phil Shorter. 150th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
2-week workshop by Y. Daoust, J. Oswald, L. Dufort, A. Burton, J. Piché and Å. Parmerud. Centre d’arts Orford (CAN)



ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS, TALKS AND WORKSHOPS: ARTS, SOUND ARTS, MUSIC /

2018  Le Sabord, no. 111, Marie-Lou Cormier, page 46 à 51.

2017  ETC MEDIA, no.111, Espace [Im]Media 2016, Sophie Drouin, page 89.

2014   ''MULTICHANNEL SOUND AND SPATIAL SOUND CREATION AT SPOROBOLE: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF LIVE PERFORMANCE, STUDIO DESIGN, OUTDOOR MULTICHANNEL AUDIO AND VISITING ARTISTS,'' Divergence Press, Issue 3, Spatial Sound: Creative Practice (http://dx.doi.org/10.5920/divp.2015.32).
 

2014   ''MISE EN ESPACE DU SON CAPTATION SPATIALE DU SON,'' talk and workshop on sound spatialisation and spatial sound capture within a general technological and military context (3 hours), opening of the SCAN (Studio Création Arts Numériques) at UQAC (Université de Québec à Chicoutimi), Chicoutimi (CAN).


2014   ''MOTIFS ET MOIRÉS ET AUTRES OEUVRES : FRAGMENTATION DE L`ESPACE, SON, DISTANCE ET PROXIMITÉ,''
international conference From Sound Devices to New Forms of Stage Practice, Chaire de recherche du Canada de dramaturgie sonore au théatre, UQAC (Université de Québec à Chicoutimi), Chicoutimi (CAN). Book chapter in preparation for 2015.


2014   ''MODÉLISATION 3D INTERMÉDIAIRE,'' workshop (11 hours, 8 participants) on 3d models, image and animation using Blender 3D, Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie, Sporobole's studios (Sherbrooke, CAN).
 

2014   ''SPATIALISATION SONORE,'' workshop (14 hours, 7 participants) on human sound localization and sound spatialisation using Reaper DAW, Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie, Sporobole's studios (Sherbrooke, CAN).
 

2013   ''BRUITS, SONS ET ACOUSTIQUE DE L'AUTOMOBILE : UNE HISTOIRE REVISITÉE ET QUELQUES CONSIDÉRATIONS
MÉCONNUES,'' symposium Sujet et objet du trajet, visual art department, Université Laval (Québec, Canada).

 

2013   ''AUDIONUMÉRIQUE – THÉORIE ET PRATIQUE,'' workshop (11 hours, 8 participants) on sound creation using digital audio, Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie, Sporobole's studios (Sherbrooke, CAN).


2013   ''MODÉLISATION 3D ET IMPRESSION 3D,'' workshop (11 hours, 8 participants) on 3D modeling and 3D prints with Blender and The Replicator, Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie, Sporobole's studios (Sherbrooke, CAN).
 

2013   ''INTRODUCTION TO BLENDER,'' one-day workshop (5 hours, 20 participants) on modeling with Blender 3D, Centro Multimedia, CENART, Mexico City (MX).


2009+12   ''SPATIAL SOUND WORKSHOP'' with Daniel Courville and Nils Peters, Oboro (Montréal, CAN).
 

2011   ''UN APERÇU DES PROBLÉMATIQUES ET ENJEUX ACTUELS EN REPRODUCTION ET EN SPATIALISATION SONORES : ARTS, SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES,'' study day on sound and music in audiovisual ethnography, LAMIC, Laboratoire de muséologie et d'ingénierie culturelles, Université Laval, (Qc, CAN).
 

2011   ''SPATIAL SOUND WORKSHOP'' (two weekends), review of sound localization, spatial sound technology, hands-on microphone array, hands-on loudspeaker and hands-on on wave field synthesis, Oboro (Montréal, CAN). P.-A. Gauthier, C. Camier, Y. Pasco, S. Claude

2011   Art Le Sabord, no. 89, page 49, Art Magazine.

2011   “LOGICIELS LIBRES ET PRATIQUE DES ARTS,“ Open-source and the arts, copyright, history, etc., Sporobole, (CAN).
 

2010   ''AUDITORY TACTICS: A SOUND INSTALLATION IN PUBLIC SPACE USING BEAMFORMING TECHNOLOGY,''
Leonardo, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press, Vol.43, No 5, p. 426-433 (also reported in the engineering publications section).
P.-A. Gauthier, P. Pasquier


2009-11   “MARCHE ET DIFFÉRENCIATION DES ARTS SONORES ET DES MUSIQUES EXPÉRIMENTALES [...],“ sound art and experimental music in the past century, Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN) and Galerie Espacepointca, Alma (CAN).


2008   “AUDITORY TACTICS,“ workshop, Chambre Blanche, Manif Internationale d'Art de Québec, 4th Ed.


2008   “AU SUJET DES AFFECTS BRUYANTS,“ Inter Arts Actuels (special issue on sound art), no 98, p. 2-5.

2008   “LA TRANSPARENCE DU SON :[...]; L’OPACITÉ DU SON : [...]; LES IMPLICATIONS SUR LA CRÉATION SONORE,“
spatial sound and sound clarity, Colloque FOTEO, Arts Visuels, U. Laval (Qc, CAN), May 2008, Proceedings p. 264-270.

 

2008   Inter art actuel, no. 100, fall 2008, page 102, Art Magazine (Qc, Canada).

2007   Inter art actuel no. 95, winter 2007, page 69, Art Magazine (Qc, Canada).

2007   “SPATIALISATION SONORE : DES PERSPECTIVES POUR LA PERFORMANCE,“ Art Nomade, Chicoutimi (CAN).


2004-06   “LOCALISATION AUDITIVE ET SPATIALISATION AUDIO,“ sound spatialization workshop for Avatar (Qc, CAN), Visual Art Dep., Univ. Laval, (Qc, CAN) and for Espaces et Objets Sonores (UQAM, Mtl, Qc, CAN).


2005   “A REVIEW AND AN EXTENSION OF PSEUDO-STEREO FOR MULTICHANNEL ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITIONS:
[...],“ Harvest Moon Festical, Univ. Concordia, Mtl, Qc, Canada, www.econtact.ca: 8.3.


2005   “CREATIVE SOUND PROJECTION USING LOUDSPEAKERS ARRAYS,“ MusicWorks 93, p. 14-16.P.-A. Gauthier, A. Berry, W. Woszczyk


2004   “SOUND REPRODUCTION USING MULTI LOUDSPEAKERS SYSTEMS“ and “AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUNDATIONS, THE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF ACOUSTIC FIELD SYNTHESIS [...],“
Harvest Moon Festival, Music Faculty, Univ. Concordia, Mtl, Qc, Concordia, www.econtact.ca: 7.2.


 

AWARDS, GRANTS AND MENTIONS /


2014   CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS (CAC)
Research and creation grant, new media and audio arts, “Studio"


2013   QUÉBEC ARTS AND LETTER COUNCIL (CALQ)
Research/creation grant, Digital Arts, “Something is Happening / Quelque chose se produit,“ T. St-pierre, P.-A. Gauthier

 

2013   QUÉBEC ARTS AND LETTER COUNCIL (CALQ)
Travel grant, artist residency “Something is Happening / Quelque chose se produit“ at Centro Multimedia, Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico (MX).


2013   SODEC
Production grant for artists: Hardware and equipment acquisition.

 

2012   2nd PRIZE POSTER CONTEST AT CRIAQ RESEARCH MEETING
For the research project ACOU3, CRIAQ ("Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en aérospatial du Québec"). With professors Alain Berry and Catherine Guastavino.

 

2011-12   CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS (CAC)
Research and creation grant, new media and audio arts, “Motifs et moirés“, P.-A. Gauthier

 

2011   QUÉBEC ARTS AND LETTER COUNCIL (CALQ)
Research and creation grant, “Drapés“, T. St-pierre and P.-A. Gauthier

 

2010   SHERBROOKE CITY
Grant for the diffusion of thee concerts (MUTEK, Art Focus, Loft From Hell, (Re)Free)

 

2009   SHERBROOKE CITY
Grant for a residency: “Télétoxie“ at Studio d'Essai (Prod. Recto-Verso) by P.-A. Gauthier and T. St-pierre

 

2009   QUÉBEC ARTS AND LETTER COUNCIL (CALQ)
Research and creation grant for: “Télétoxie“ by P.-A. Gauthier and T. St-pierre

 

2007   BEST DOCTORAL THESIS
Sciences and Engineering for the year 2007, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

 

2007   BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD
123rd Convention of the Audio Engineering Society, New York, NY, USA

 

2007   SHERBROOKE CITY
Grant for “Tactiques auditives,“ residency at Vidéographe, exhibition at Université Concordia, Mtl, Canada


2006   LÉONARD DE VINCI MEDAL
Engineering Faculty, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

 

2006   CENTRE D’ARTS ORFORD
For a workshop in sound creation, Orford Art Center, Qc, Canada

 

2004   THIRD PRIZE, SCIENTIFIC POPULARIZATION CONTEST, SHERBROOKE UNIVERSITY
For “La synthèse musicale inspirée de la physique des instruments de musique“

 

2003   FQRNT (to 2005)
Grant for Ph.D. studies in mechanical engineering

 

2003   UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBROOKE GRANT (to 2005)
For Ph.D. studies in mechanical engineering

 

2003   CRSNG/NSERC (to 2004)
Grant for Ph.D. studies in mechanical engineering

 

2002   SECOND PRIZE, INTERUNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Québec, Canada, T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier

 

2000   FCAR (to 2002)
Grant for master studies in mechanical engineering

 

2000   IRSST (to 2002)
Grant for master studies in mechanical engineering (refused by the candidate: change of research subject)

 

1999   TEMBEC (to 2000)
Grant for excellence in mechanical engineering

 

1998   BECHTEL (to 1999)
Grant for excellence in mechanical engineering

 

1997   TEMBEC (to 1998)
Grant for excellence in mechanical engineering

 


PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS OF ART WORKS, ARTIST RESIDENCIES, ETC. /
(YEAR) (TITLE) (DESCRIPTION)

2019 INTERTYPES, multi-media installation at Foreman Art Gallery, Lennoxville, Qc.

2019 Sound performances, SAT (Society of Arts and Technology), Montreal, Qc, Ftarri, Tokyo and Environment 0g, Osaka, Japan.

2018 The Phantom Production, video dyptic presented by Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin / new cinema and contemporary art, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and at Cité internationale des arts, Paris. Also presented at Friche la Belle de Mai, Instants Vidéo Festival, Marseille, France. Also presented in public space, Art on the Screens, Mississauga, On, Canada.

 

2017  Something is Happening/Quelque chose se produit, video and large-scale prints installation presented at Action Art Actuel, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc, Canada.

 

2017  NOÏZEFER CWU, experimental electronic music concert at Iklectik art lab, London, UK.

 

2017  P(N,R) = N!/(N-R)!, compact sound installation presented at New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA), and invitation to give a conference during The Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES), Toronto,On, Canada.

2016  P(N,R) = N!/(N-R)!, compact sound installation presented at Sines and Squares event in Manchester, UK.

2016  The Phantom Production, video installation in public space, Espace IM Media, Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada. Video diptych, In Future / Festival of Art & Music at Ontario Place, Toronto, On, Canada.

2016   Light Chaser

Sound performance in the Satosphere, SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques), IX Symposium / Immersive shows, Montréal, Qc, Canada.
 

2015   ''P(n,r) = n!/(n-r)!''
Compact sound installation with 6 headphones, T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier, Poste Audio, Clark (Montréal, CAN).

 

2015   VARIOUS PERFORMANCES AND IMPROVISATIONS
Collective improvisation: Fred Dutertre, Tanya St-Pierre, Valentin Durif, and Philippe-Aubert Gauthier, at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN). Collective improvisation: Fred Dutertre, Tanya St-Pierre, Joris Guibert, at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN). Special concert night at La Vitriola (Montréal, CAN), duo with Tanya St-Pierre, other artists: M. Tétrault, BOLD, A. St-Onge, P. Lauzier, H. Prévost, É. D'Orion, A. Dontigny, M. Lowe, and others. Link: “One-way.”


2014   ''UNDERGROUND'' and ''STUDIO''
Two sound installations on public space for the sound installation part of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) (Victoriaville, CAN). “Underground” is a collaboration with Tanya St-Pierre, curator: Érick D'Orion. Both projects were supported by the Canada Council for the Arts (CAC). Links: '”Underground”, “Studio”.

 

2014   ''MOTIFS ET MOIRÉS''
Sound performance, installation and related talk for the opening of the SCAN (Studio Création Arts Numériques) at UQAC (Université de Québec à Chicoutimi), Chicoutimi (CAN).


2012-14   ''SOMETHING IS HAPPENING / QUELQUE CHOSE SE PRODUIT”
Large print project related to CGI technologies with T. St-Pierre. Artist residency at Sagamie (Alma, CAN), 2012. Solo exhibition at ArtSpace (Peterborough, CAN), 2013 (link). Artist residency at Centro Multimedia, Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico City (MX), 2013. Solo exhibition, Centro Multimedia, (CENART), Mexico City, 2013-14 (link).

 

2013   ''ARRIÈRE-PLAN'' (working title)
Research and creation residency, sound arts, exploration of the artistic possibilities of the Ambiant Background Spectrum, Avatar (Québec, CAN), November 2013. Links: post, video.


2013   ''STEERING / DRUMMING”
Sound performance by P.-A. Gauthier using acoustic beamforming, architectural sound scans and loudspeaker array, event: “Homemade sound systems” with Hélène Prévost and Stéphane Claude, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Eastern Bloc (Montréal, CAN). Supported by Canada Council for the Arts. Links: post, video.


2011-13   ''DRAPÉS''
Visual and sound installation with T. St-Pierre. Artist residency at Daïmon (Gatineau, CAN). Québec's Art Council (CALQ), research and creation grant. Solo exhibition at L'Imagier (Gatineau, CAN), 2013. Link: post.


2011-13   ''MOTIF ET MOIRÉS''
Artist residency at Oboro (Montréal, CAN). New solo installation using digital loudspeaker arrays. Supported by a Canada Council for the Arts (CAC), new media and audio, research grant. Link: “Motifs et moirés”. Live sound performance for “Exceptions : Incarnations,” Sala Rossa, Montréal (CAN), curator: Eric Mattson, other artists: Alexandre St-Onge and Raymond Gervais.

 

2012   ''NOÏZEFER CWU : PANTONALITÉ (PART A)''
Radio-diffusion of pieces from “Pantonalité (Part A)” on CiTR FM (Vancouver,CAN).

 

2011   ''NOÏZEFER CWU : PANTONALITÉ (APPENDIX)''
Sound performance by T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier. Espace [Im] Média, Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN).


2011   ''DUB SUB''
Performance by C. Lapointe and P.-A. Gauthier, Cabarets audio, Studio d'Essai, Méduse, Mois Multi, Productions Recto-Verso (Québec City, CAN).


2011   ''BRUITS BLANCS SUR FOND BLANC''
Sound installation: tape composition and playback using vibrating transducer on virgin canvas, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke, CAN), collective exhibition. Link: post.

 

2009-11   ''TÉLÉTOXIE''
Sound installation with Tanya St-Pierre: “Télétoxie“. Québec's Art Council (CALQ), research and creation grant; Oboro artist-run center and studio (CAN), production assistance program; Diapason Sound Gallery (Brooklyn, USA), artist residency; Studio d'Essai, Recto-Verso (Québec, CAN), artist residency with public presentation, granted by Sherbrooke City; solo exhibition at Action Art Actuel artist-run center, (St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, CAN), curator: Éric Mattson; solo exhibition at L'Écart artist-run center (Rouyn-Noranda, CAN). Links: Action Art Actuel, Studio d'Essai.

 

2010   ''(RE)FREE''
Sound performance by P.-A. Gauthier at (Re)Free, Tartare, Salle Multi, Méduse (Québec, CAN), curator: Érick D'Orion, for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz.

 

2010   ''POINT DE FUITE''
Performance by Noïzefer CWU (T. St-Pierre, P.-A. Gauthier), Biennale de performance, L'Écart (Rouyn-Noranda, CAN).

 

2010   UNTITLED
Performance by Noïzefer CWU (T. St-Pierre and P.-A. Gauthier), La Maison, L'Oeil de Poisson (Qc, CAN).

 

2010   TAPE PERFORMANCE
Sound performances and shows (magnetic tapes) by P.-A. Gauthier, Loft From Hell (Montréal, CAN) (with C. Camier) and Art Focus (Sherbrooke, CAN).


2010   TAPE PERFORMANCE
Sound performance and improvisation with S. Claude and D. Sinhas, Ectoplasmes3, MUTEK, Monument National, (Montréal, CAN), curator: Éric Mattson. Link: post.

 

2009   TAPE PERFORMANCE
Sound performance by P.-A. Gauthier at Influences, Avatar, Studio d'Essai, Méduse (Québec, CAN), curator: Érick D'Orion. Sound artists were asked to create a performance influenced by a style or art current. Link: post.

 

2009   ''PERFIDES HIÉROPHANTES''
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance at Viva Art Action (Mtl, CAN) and espace [im] média, Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN). Link: Viva.


2008-09   ''FRÉQUENCES URBAINES : CHICOUTIMI'' and ''FRÉQUENCES URBAINES : ÉVIAN''
Compositions for the exhibition “Fréquences urbaines“ by visual artist Karine Côté, VU (CAN), exposition at Strasbourg (France), and other artist-run centers, independent presentation: Electrovisiones 2009 (Mexico), EuCuE (CAN), CKUT FM (CAN).


2008-10   ''SHORT STUDIES FOR BASS GUITAR (FENDER JAZZ BASS) AND ANALOG PERCUSSIONS''
Projection in concert: “Slide study #5 for bass,“ for the “60x60 Canada Mix“ by Canadian Electroacoustic Community and Vox Novus (NY, USA): St-Mary's University Art Gallery (Halifax, CAN), Nuit Blanche (Toronto, CAN), ÉuCuE (Montréal, CAN), Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana (Mexico), Regina University (CAN), Clark Gallery (Montréal, CAN), etc.


2008   ''LES MOQUEUSES POLYGLOTTES''
Sound track of the installation “Les moqueuses polyglottes“ by visual artist Geneviève Chevalier, for the literary event “Correspondances d'Eastman,“ St-Édouard Church (Eastman, CAN).


2008   UNTITLED
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance for “Knock on Woods international residency,“ Quartier Éphémère (Montréal, CAN). Four-hour outdoor performance.


2007   ''MYTHE ESCHATOLOGIQUE ET GENÈSE DE LA FONTAINE MAGIQUE DU JARDIN SECRET DE NOÏZEFER CWU''
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance, atelier Silex (Trois-Rivières, CAN).

2007-08 ''NOÏZEFER CWU'', full-length album
Radio: CHOQ.FM (Mtl), CHYZ (Qc), CKLN (Toronto), FM Brussel 98.8 (Brussels), other: Sherbrooke, St-John, Thunder Bay, Sackville, Fredericton, Burnaby, Driftless, Halifax, Antigonish, Vancouver, and Berkeley (USA).

 

2007   ''MYTHE ESCHATOLOGIQUE ET GENÈSE DE LA FONTAINE MAGIQUE DU JARDIN SECRET DE NOÏZEFER CWU''
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance for Art Nomade, supported by Le Lobe (Chicoutimi, CAN).

 

2007   ''AUDITORY TACTICS''
Creation residency, “Auditory Tactics,“ Vidéographe, sound installation with Philippe Pasquier, public art, exhibition at Université Concordia (Montréal, CAN) for the 2007 Pure-Data Convention. Publication: Leonardo. Link: post.

 

2007   ''FREE JAZZ''
Projection in concert: “Free Jazz,“ Spark festival of electronic music and art, Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, USA).

 

2007   ''LE BÉBÉ VOLANT''
Collective exhibition: sound installation, T. St-Pierre & P.-A. Gauthier, Sherbrooke Fine Art Museum, (CAN). Link: post.

 

2006   ''AU-DELÀ DES APPARENCES''
Composition “Au-delà des apparences,“ CD Cache 2006, Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Radio: Oberlin (Ohio, USA), ElektraMusic (Montréal, CAN), Wrek (USA), GRM (France), Europe, Chili, ZKM (Germany) and other cities.

 

2006   UNTITLED
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance for “Home Music,“ Oeil de Poisson (Québec, CAN).

 

2006   ''AFFECTIVITE BRUYANTE''
“Noïzefer CWU,“ sound performance for “DSM-V+“ by Folie Culture (Québec, CAN).

 

2006   ''AU SUJET DES AFFECTS BRUYANTS''
“Noïzefer CWU,“ performance, “Rencontre Int. de Performance de Québec,“ Horace, (Sherbrooke, CAN).

 

2006   ''NOIZEFER''
Projection of the piece “Noïzefer,“ Harvest Moon Festival, Université Concordia (Montréal, CAN).

 

2006   ''AU-DELÀ DES APPARENCES''
Radio presentation, Spark festival of electronic music and art, Univ. of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA).

 

2005   “NOÏZEFER CWU2“
Performance by ''Noïzefer CWU'', Le Lieu (Québec, CAN).

 

OLDER PRESENTATIONS /


2005-06 Sound projection “Au-delà des apparences,” Harvest Moon Festival et EuCuE, Univ. Concordia (Mtl, CAN).
2005 Radio: “Au-delà des apparences,“ Martians Garden, WMUA FM 91.1 (Amherst, USA)
2004 Collective exhibition and intervention by “Noïzefer CWU,“ Galerie Horace (Sherbrooke, CAN)
2004 Projection in concert: “The Flying Baby, 2004“ by EuCuE, Université Concordia (Montréal, CAN)
2003 Collective exhibition (quatuor): “Hangar4,“ Galerie d’Art du Parc (Trois-Rivières, CAN)
2002 Electroacoustic concert (duo) at Îlot Fleurie, “Poésie béton,“ (Québec, CAN)
2001 Radio-diffusion of “SNRatio“ by Excavation Sonore, Avatar (Québec, CAN).

 


EXPERIENCES, COLLABORATIONS: ARTS AND ENGINEERING /


2010-to-date RESEARCH PROFESIONNAL (LEVEL III)
Groupe d'Acoustique de l'Université de Sherbrooke. Research: sound field reproduction, sound field reproduction of vibroacoustic models and array recordings, microphone array processing, sound reproduction of noisy sound environment for worker safety, sound quality of recreational vehicles. Link: WFS, AWFS.

 

2015   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, IEEE.

 

2015   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, MIT Press.

 

2013-15   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing, SpringerOpen Journal.

 

2007-15   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics.

 

2012-14   ARTISTS' MENTOR (LECTURER)
Graduate program in contemporary art practice, 15 hours per student, Univ. de Sherbrooke and Sporobole.

 

2012-14   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
Acta Acustica united with Acustica

 

2013   CO-CHAIR
International Congress on Acoustics, Session: Acoustic signal processing for various applications, Canada.

 

2013   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
Audio Engineering Society 52nd International Conference, Sound Field Control, UK.

 

2012-13   SOUND ART CURATOR
“Espace [Im] Média”, Sporobole, Sherbrooke, Québec (CAN). Creation of a 16-loudspeaker “Sound Window” for the diffusion of sound art and electroacoustic music in the public domain. Artists: Gordon Monahan, Brandon Labelle, Chantal Dumas, Erin Gee, Anna Raimondo. Link: video.

 

2011-12   SOUND ART CURATOR
ASME collective (sound art and experimental music): É. Desmarais, O. Doutres, P.-A. Gauthier, T. St-Pierre. Three event at Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CAN). Invited artists: Aids Wolf, Anaconda, Tvestroy. Link: video.

 

2012 SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER

Mechanical systems and signal processing, Elsevier.


2012   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER
Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier.

 

2010   TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERT
For the media artist Éric Desmarrais for a Max/MSP patch.

 

2010   TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERT
For the media artist Stéphane Claude for expertise in spatial audio.

 

2009   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER

IET Circuits, Devices and Systems, IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).

 

2009   SECRETARY, VICE-PRESIDENT AND NOW PRESIDENT

Board of administrators of Sporobole, artist-run center, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.

 

2008   SCIENTIFIC REVIEWER

Smart Material and Structure, IOP (Institute of Physics).

 

2008   SOUND ARTIST
Collaboration with Geneviève Chevalier (creation of a generative sound track) for an installation at the literary event Correspondances d'Eastman.


2008   PROOFREADER AND REVIEWER
For the book Designing Sound (synthetic sound design with Pure-Data) by Andy Farnell, Applied Scientific Press, 2008 and then MIT Press.

2007   JURY

Electroacoustic music contest “Time Play 2007.“

 

2006   WORKSHOP
“Localisation auditive et spatialisation sonore,“ (spatial hearing and spatial sound) in the lesson “Arts sonores et électroniques“ (sound art and electronic art), École des Arts Visuels, Université Laval, Québec, Qc (CAN).

 

2005   SOUND ARTIST
Collaboration with Tanya St-Pierre, for “Au-delà des apparences,“ granted by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec ' (Québec Art and Letter Council).

 

2003-04   SOUND ARTIST
Collaboration with Tanya St-Pierre, for “Le bébé volant,“ granted by the ''Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec '' (Québec Art and Letter Council).

 

2002   SOUND ARTIST

For Tanya St-Pierre, Émergence 2002 – Symposium d’Art Contemporain, Îlot Fleurie, Québec, Qc (CAN).

 

2002   COMPOSER
For Christine St-Maur, for a piece presented at Émergence 2002, Îlot Fleurie, Québec, Qc (CAN).

 

2000-01   INSTRUCTOR
Mechanical engineering department, Université Laval (CAN), laboratory instructor (mechanical vibrations), exam corrector, exam invigilator, substitute teacher for the undergraduate lessons on mechanical vibrations.

 

1999-2000   RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Vibroacoustic laboratory, Université Laval, Québec, Qc (CAN).

 

1999   ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS
CAMTECH consultants.

 

1998   UNDERGRADUATE TRAINEE
ALSTOM Division Énergie, programming and vibration measurements.

 

1995-97   LABORATORY ASSISTANT
COSEM Neurostim (cochlear implant), laboratory assistant (summer job).

 


TEACHING DOSSIER /
Complete teaching dossier and prospective syllabus are available upon request:
Workshops and special trainings


 

2015   GROUP TRAINING: ANALOG MODULAR SYNTHESIZERS: THEORY AND PRACTICE (EURORACK FORMAT)
Group training with individual and hands-on works (planed: 60 hours). Collaboration with Stéphane Claude and David Kristian, Oboro, artist-run center (Montréal, CAN).

 

2015   SMALL-GROUP TRAINING: 3D MODELING WITH AUTODESK FUSION AND BLENDER
Individualized (60 hours of training, 140 hours of individual homework, for two technicians) and weekly training in 3 modeling (solid modeling, mesh modeling) for 3D printing.

 

2014-15   GROUP TRAINING: 3D MODELS AND ANIMATION
Group training (11 hours, 8 participants), Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie and Sporobole. Topics: Blender, modeling, materials, lights, UV mapping, animations, constraints, armature, etc.

 

2014   GROUP TRAINING: SPATIAL AUDIO
Group training (14 heures, 6 participants), Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie. Topics: spatial sound and spatial sound perception for artists and composers.

 

2013-14   GROUP TRAINING: 3D MODELS AND 3D PRINTS
Group training (14 hours, 8 participants), Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie. Topics: history of fabrication process, 3D prints, 3D models with Blender 3D, mesh analysis, mesh debug, export, slicer, Replicator and MakerBot.

 

2013   GROUP TRAINING: DIGITAL AUDIO – THEORY AND PRACTICE
Group training (14 heures, 8 participants), Conseil de la Culture de l'Estrie. Topics: digital audio signals, sequencers, Reaper, audio editing, audio mixing, signal processing.

 

2013   INDIVIDUAL TRAINING: AUDIO
Individual training (two days) of a new technician at Sporobole, Emploi Québec, Sherbrooke (CAN).

 

2009-12   WORKSHOPS: SPATIAL HEARING AND SPATIAL AUDIO
Three editions since 2009.

 

2011   WORKSHOP: OPENSOURCE SOFTWARE FOR ARTISTS
History, legal rights, applications.

 

2008   WORKSHOP: LOUDSPEAKER AND BEAMFORMING
Master class, Chambre Blanche, artist-run center, Manif Internationale d'Art de Québec, 4e Ed (CAN).

 

2006   WORKSHOPS: SPATIAL HEARING AND SPATIAL AUDIO
“Arts sonores et électroniques”, Département des arts visuels, Université Laval (CAN).

 

2004   WORKSHOPS: SPATIAL HEARING AND SPATIAL AUDIO
First edition, one weekend, Avatar, centre d'artistes en arts audio, Québec (CAN).

 

Undergraduate /


2006   SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
“Arts sonores et électroniques”, Département des arts visuels, Université Laval (CAN).

 

2000-01   LAB MONITOR
GMC-10316, GMC-10317, Laboratoire de génie mécanique I and II, Département de génie mécanique, Université Laval (CAN). Dynamics of vibrations.


2000-01   EXAM CORRECTOR
GMC-10304, Dynamics of vibrations, Département de génie mécanique, Université Laval (CAN).


2000-01   EXAM INVIGILATOR
Département de génie mécanique, Université Laval (CAN).


2000-01   SUBSTITUTE TEACHER
GMC-10304 Dynamics of vibrations, Département de génie mécanique, Université Laval (CAN).


Undergraduate trainee /
Under the supervision of Professor Alain Berry:
1. William Scullion, undergraduate trainee, sound quality and listening tests, 2015.
2. Philippe Rousseau, undergraduate trainee, sound field reproduction of industrial sound environment, 2014.
3. Olivier Gauthier, undergraduate trainee, batch processing for sound field reproduction in aircraft mock-up, 2012.
4. Félix-Antoine Bérubé, undergraduate trainee, sound field reproduction in aircraft mock-up, 2011.
5. Emmanuel Corratgé, trainee, Adaptive Wave Field Synthesis, 2006.


Graduate students /
Under the supervision of Professor Alain Berry, I contributed to the direction of students at the GAUS, Groupe d'Acoustique de
l'Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Sherbrooke (CAN).
1. Sogol Sarlati, PhD student in mechanical engineering, sound quality of vehicles, 2014.
2. Pierre Lecomte, PhD student in mechanical engineering, spherical sound reproduction, France-Québec, 2014-to-date.
3. Anthony Bolduc, master student in mechanical engineering, sound field reproduction using vibro-acoustics models, 2013-14.
4. Telina Ramanana, master student in mechanical engineering, sound field reproduction using microphone array captures, 2013-14.
5. Éric Chambatte, master in mechanical engineering, sound field characterization for sound field reproduction inside aircraft cabin
mock-up, 2010-11.
As a mentor for the “Diplôme en pratique des arts actuels” (ART 811), direction of 2nd cycle students, Université de Sherbrooke :
1. Brigitte Boucher-Paré, 2013-14.
2. Johanne Côté, 2013-14.
3. Kevin Lombarte-L'oncle, 2013-14.
4. François Bienvenue, 2013-14.
5. Jocelyne Arsenault, performance and land-art, 2012-13.
6. Nadia Nadège, painting, sculpture, installation, 2012.

 


TECHNINAL AND ARTISTIC KNOWLEDGE /
General areas (art, sound art, electroacoustic music and music)


Art history and theory
20th century art: media arts, contemporary art, music


Art and education

 

Audio art and music
Sound culture, sound installation, live sound art, history of electronic music (including sound art, musique concrète,
electronic music, tape music, acousmatic and electroacoustic music, etc.) and sound art, soundscape, generative music and
art, music (bass guitar: jazz, free jazz, experimental, improvisation, scale, harmony, modal playing, serial music, modern serial
music, algorithmic composition, improvisation, etc.)


Sound reproduction
Cultural history of sound reproduction, sound design and sound design in film
Arts, Sciences and Technologies: Relations between arts, sciences, and technologies, etc.
Curating audio art, concert organization, artist-run center management

 

General areas (engineering)


Mechanics
Statics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, continuum mechanics, stress and strain, CAD, technical drawing.

 

Mathematics for engineers
Applied mathematics, differential equations, linear algebra, numerical methods, inverse problems, matrix computations.


Acoustics (theoretical and experimental), mechanical vibrations (theoretical and experimental)
Linear acoustics, psychoacoustics, room acoustics, environmental acoustics, architectural acoustics

Digital signal processing, filtering, adaptive filtering, control, system identification.


Sound reproduction and spatial sound
Loudspeakers, transducer arrays, drivers, cabinet design, microphones, etc. // Wave field synthesis, binaural sound, Ambisonics, VBAP, stereophony, Surround, etc. // Microphone arrays, acoustic imaging, nearfield acoustical holography, beamforming.

 

Sound synthesis
Analysis/resynthesis, sinus+noise resynthesis, additive synthesis, substractive synthesis, imitative synthesis, physical modeling, granular synthesis, wave-terrain synthesis, modular analog synthesizers and circuits.

 

Electronics
Theory and practice, microcontrolers, analog circuits (amplifier, filters, oscillators), sensors, actuators, relays.

 

Image and video
CGI, mesh models, modeling, animation, CGI materials/lights/renders, compositing, video and camera tracking, 3D printing.

 

Image/Video software
Blender*, GIMP*, Inkscape*, Sony Vegas, ImageMagick*, Ffmpeg*, Photoshop.

 

Sound synthesis
Pure-Data*, SuperCollider*, Csound*, Max/MSP, Absynth, Reaktor, Scope Fusion Platform, free plugins, analog modular synthesizers and audio electronics.

 

Sound editing software
Audacity*, Sound Forge, WaveLab, CoolEdit, AudioDesk, SOX*, Audiokinetics Wwise.

 

Sound mixing software and sequencers
Reaper (shareware), Traverso*, SOX*, Logic, Samplitude, AudioDesk, Ableton Live, Max For Live, Reason.

 

MIDI software
Reaper, Logic, Pure-Data*, Ableton Live, Max, Reason, SuperCollider*

 

Scientific and engineering software and tools
Matlab, Octave*, SciLab*, Gnuplot*, Autodesk Fusion, SolidWorks (3D design), Blender* (3D modeling), Pro-Engineer, Speaker Workshop*, Head Acoustics software, measurement microphones, data acquisition.

 

Editing/writing software
OpenOffice*, Office, LaTeX*, Scribus*, Gimp*, JabRef*, LaTeXDraw*, LyX*, FreeMind*

 

Programming
Matlab (advanced), C++ for audio (beginner), SciLab*, Octave*

 

Operating systems
Windows (advanced), MAC OS (advanced), Linux*


*: open source software or freeware



RECENT-YEAR READINGS: ARTS, SOUND, MUSIC, MEDIA, AND EDUCATION /
 

Earth Sound Earth Signals (Kahn)
Colliding Worlds – How cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art (Miller)
Electronic and Computer Music (Manning)
Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing (Fuller and Ekman, Ed.)
How Images Think (Burnett)
Education – MIT Press and White Chapel Gallery
Art School – Propositions for the 21 st Century (Madoff, Éd.)
Teaching at College and University – Effective strategies and key principles (Moore et al.)
How to Design and Deliver Enhanced Modules – A Case Study Approach (Medlicott)
Noise Water Meat (Kahn)
Wireless Imagination (Kahn and Whitehead)
Audio Culture (Cox et al. Éd.)
Spaces speak, are you listening? (Blesser and Salter)
Background Noise – Perspectives on sound art (LaBelle)
Fétichisation de la musique (Adorno)
Free Jazz Black Power (Carles and Comolli)
Le son des musiques – Entre technologie et esthétique (Delalande, Éd.)
Musique acousmatique (Bayles)
New Music (Brindles)
Origins in Acoustics (Hunt)
Real Sound Synthesis (Cook)
Son (Gingras, Éd.)
Sound Theory – Sound Practice (Altman, Éd.)
Soundscape (Schafer)
Spatial Audio (Rumseys)
Spatial Hearing (Blauert)
The Audible Past – Cultural Origins of Sound Recording (Sterne)
Undercurrents (Young, Ed.)
Bruits (Attali)
L'art conceptuel (Godfrey)
Virtual Art (Grau)
Electric Sounds – Technological Changes and the Rise of Corporate Mass-Media (Wurtzler)
De la musique concrète à la musique même (Schaeffer)
Open – Cahier on art and the public domain – Special number on sound
Noise/Music A history (Hegarty)
Pour comprendre les médias (McLuhan)
The Structure of Atonal Music (Forte)
Composing with tape recorders (Dwyer)
Sonic Warfare – Sound, affect and the ecology of fear (Goodman)
Designing sound (Farnell)
Sound Design and Science Fiction (Whittington)
Electronics Music (Collins et d'Escrivan, Ed.)
Sound Art – Beyond music, between categories (Licht)
Arcana – Musicians on Music (Zorn, Ed.)
Auditory Scene Analysis (Bregman)
Harmonie-Jazz, une approche didactique (Ferland)
Arrangement, une approche didactique (Ferland)
Acoustic Communication (Truax)
RePlay Marclay (Cité de la musique)
A Generative Theory of Tonal Music (Lerdahl, Jackendoff)
The Soundscape (Schafer)
Understanding the Art of Sound Organization (Landy)
Du mode d'existence des objets techniques (Simondon)
Reason and Resonance (Erlmann)
Cracked Media (Kelly)
MP3, The Meaning of a Format (Sterne)
Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art (Kim-Cohen)
Sound (Kelly)
Gordon Monahan / Seeing sound (Catalog)
Experimental Music Review (edited by Saladin)