Kevin Gironnay

Born in 1989, living in Montreal. Kevin Gironnay creates acousmatic and mixed music, produces music for installations, videos and dance, and performs in solo and collaborative improvised music projects.

His work focuses on taming chaotic elements to make them become music, using concrete and/or conceptual processes. Hence his love for improvisation. His music is tinged with his interest in shaping musical ideas in the fields of micro and macro-form. Hence his love of composition. Sound engineer and radio art lover, his relationship with sound as an artistic medium is a happy marriage, always filled with strong passions and daily dazzling. Sound is the main material of his work, and musicality his artistic objective.

Completing his master’s degree in composition under the direction of Nicolas Bernier, he was also influenced by the teachings of Christine Groult, Horacio Vaggione, Denis Dufour, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, Lorenzo Bianchi and Giacomo Platini. His music has been performed in Canada, China, the United States, and throughout Europe. His work as a composer is supported by the Ensemble de Musique Intéractive (EMI). He is an active member, since 2012, of the collective Unmapped, dedicated to electroacoustic improvisation. In 2016, he founded the Ensemble ILÉA, a mixed improvisation group combining acoustic and electronic instruments.