François Couture

  • 1973
  • Composer • Performer

CE François Couture [French for THIS François Couture, there’s a ton of them in Québec] is a singer, composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Sherbrooke, now based in St-Faustin, Québec, Canada. Ex-music journalist (Monsieur Délire) and radio host (Délire musical & Délire actuel at CFLX, Sherbrooke), he came out of the music closet at age 38. He plays keyboards, theremin, percussion, and various misfit instruments, and he sings, drawing inspiration in equal parts from Peter Hammill, Phil Minton, and Keiji Haino. He also loves to sculpt multi-facetted feedbacks using mixing boards. He has released free improvisations as a solo artist and as part of the ensembles La Forêt rouge, RBC, and Square/Sine on labels like La Cohu, Cuchabata, Pan y Rosas, and Small Scale Music. In August 2016, CE François Couture released his first album of compositions, Spam Me.