Possible sound fields


Graduating from the University of Montréal with a master’s degree in composition and sound creation, David Ledoux was offered a two-week artist residency at Sporobole centre en art actuel.

16 – 22.02/2020 and 05 – 11.04/2020

// Possible sound fields //

The project entitled Possible sound fields proposes a work of ambient musical aesthetics, where medial and immediate sound ambiences are intertwined, in order to offer passers-by a sound experience that encourages them to contemplate and imagine possible places. Being designed for continuous broadcasting in an outdoor public space, the project is part of a sound ecology and urban design approach: by exploiting digital in situ sound diffusion devices, such as the sound window of Sporobole, the artist wishes to raise awareness among passers-by and citizens of the positive effects of urban planning that integrates sound art; by associating the sound landscapes of vacant spaces with those of developed public spaces and by sharing these environments between two cities, the work aims to beautify and make people discover, through sound, the unknown, unusual or difficult to access areas of Quebec urban territory, both for local citizens and visitors.

– David Ledoux



// Biographie //

David Ledoux is a composer and sound artist based in Montréal (Québec, Canada), who’s practice is mainly focused towards creating spatial music, designed specifically for diffusion contexts involving large loudspeaker ensembles. Aesthetically speaking, his work presents a constant interweaving of spatialized soundscapes and musical elements, aiming to create sonic fictional worlds – or a cinema for the ear.

He was awarded with the 2018 édition of the Marcelle Prize, by the professors and teachers from the Université de Montréal’s faculty of music, for his work Cathédrales (2018), while his piece Ville Aux Cent Clochers (2018) has won the 2nd prize of the JTTP 2018 contest, attributed by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).

His work has been presented in many international events, in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), France, United States and Canada.