Gabriel Dharmoo

  • Quebec City (Québec), 1981
  • Composer • Performer (voice) • Improviser

Gabriel Dharmoo is a composer, vocalist, improviser and researcher.

His works have been performed in Canada, the USA, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Estonia, Poland, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. He has received many awards for his compositions, such as the Canada Council for the Arts Jules Léger Prize for his chamber work Wanmansho (2017) and the Conseil québécois de la musique Opus Award for his opera À chaque ventre son monstre (2018). He was also awarded the Canadian Music Centre’s Harry Freedman Recording Award (2018), the MusCan Student Composer Competition (2017), the SOCAN Jan V Matejcek Prize (2016), the Canada Council for the Arts Robert Fleming Prize (2011), the Fernand-Lindsay Prix d’Europe composition prize (2011) as well as 6 prizes from the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.

Having researched Carnatic music with 4 renowned masters in Chennai (India) in 2008 and 2011, his personal musical style encourages the fluidity between tradition and innovation. He has participated in many cross-cultural and intertraditional musical projects, many being led by Sandeep Bhagwati in Montréal ( Sound of Montréal, Ville étrange) and in Berlin ( Zungenmusiken, Miyagi Haikus).

As a vocalist and interdisciplinary artist, his career has led him to travel internationally, notably with his solo show Anthropologies imaginaires, which was awarded at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival (2015) and the SummerWorks Performance Festival (2016).

He is a PhD candidate at Concordia University’s PhD “Individualized Program” with Sandeep Bhagwati (Music), Noah Drew (Theatre) and David Howes (Anthropology).

Events

Live pictures

  • Chorale Joker (Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Jean Derome, Maya Kuroki, Gabriel Dharmoo (hidden), Michel F Côté, Joane Hétu (conductor), Géraldine Eguiluz, Vergil Sharkya’, Kathy Kennedy, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Danielle Palardy Roger) during the Le cabaret qui ruisselle concert, as part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021 festival. [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 24, 2021]
  • Gabriel Dharmoo during the Le cabaret qui ruisselle concert, as part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021 festival. [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 24, 2021]
  • Gabriel Dharmoo / Concert [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), January 20, 2021]
  • Magali Babin, Gabriel Dharmoo, Martin Tétreault / Concert [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), January 20, 2021]
  • Back row: Michel F Côté; Catherine Tardif; Pierre-Luc Senécal; Danielle Palardy Roger; Maya Kuroki; Susanna Hood; Ida Toninato. Front row: ; David Cronkite; Christiane Charbonneau; Gabriel Dharmoo; Kathy Kennedy; Elizabeth Lima; Jean Derome; Lori Freedman; Vergil Sharkya’. Joane Hétu, direction [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), October 6, 2017]
  • Back row: Michel F Côté; Catherine Tardif; Pierre-Luc Senécal; Danielle Palardy Roger; Maya Kuroki; Susanna Hood; Ida Toninato. Front row: David Cronkite; Christiane Charbonneau; Gabriel Dharmoo; Kathy Kennedy; Elizabeth Lima; Jean Derome; Lori Freedman; Vergil Sharkya’. Joane Hétu, direction [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), October 6, 2017]
  • Back row: Michel F Côté; Catherine Tardif; Pierre-Luc Senécal; Danielle Palardy Roger; Maya Kuroki; Susanna Hood; Ida Toninato. Front row: Diane Labrosse; David Cronkite; Christiane Charbonneau; Gabriel Dharmoo; Kathy Kennedy; Elizabeth Lima; Jean Derome; Lori Freedman; Vergil Sharkya’. Joane Hétu, direction [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), October 6, 2017]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM): left to right, 1st row — Danielle Palardy Roger; Guido Del Fabbro; Joshua Zubot; Jean René; Jean-Christophe Lizotte; Lori Freedman; Philippe Lauzier; Joane Hétu; Jean Derome; Cléo Palacio-Quintin — 2nd row — Pierre-Yves Martel; Aaron Lumley; Vergil Sharkya’; Elizabeth Lima; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Bernard Falaise; Alexandre St-Onge; Corinne René; Gabriel Dharmoo; Martin Tétreault; Ida Toninato; Scott Thomson; Craig Pedersen; Géraldine Eguiluz —not on the photo: Kathy Kennedy [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 8, 2016]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM): left to right, 1st row — Guido Del Fabbro; Joshua Zubot; Jean René; Jean-Christophe Lizotte; Lori Freedman; Philippe Lauzier; Joane Hétu; Jean Derome; Cléo Palacio-Quintin — 2nd row — Kathy Kennedy; Pierre-Yves Martel; Aaron Lumley; Vergil Sharkya’; Elizabeth Lima; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Bernard Falaise; Alexandre St-Onge; Corinne René; Gabriel Dharmoo; Martin Tétreault; Ida Toninato; Scott Thomson; Craig Pedersen; Géraldine Eguiluz [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 8, 2016]
  • L’Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) et quatre membres de Chorale Joker: première rangée: Martin Tétreault, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy Roger, Jean Derome, Alexandre St-Onge. Deuxième rangée: Géraldine Eguiluz, , Bernard Falaise, Philippe Lauzier, Elizabeth Lima, Craig Pedersen, Lori Freedman, Jean René. Dernière rangée: Guido Del Fabbro, Gabriel Dharmoo, Scott Thomson, Ida Toninato, Vergil Sharkya’, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jean-Christophe Lizotte, Corinne René, Aaron Lumley, Joshua Zubot [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 8, 2016]
  • L’Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) et quatre membres de Chorale Joker: première rangée: Martin Tétreault, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy Roger, Jean Derome, Alexandre St-Onge. Deuxième rangée: Géraldine Eguiluz, Kathy Kennedy, Bernard Falaise, Philippe Lauzier, Elizabeth Lima, Craig Pedersen, Lori Freedman, Jean René. Dernière rangée: Guido Del Fabbro, Gabriel Dharmoo, Scott Thomson, Ida Toninato, Vergil Sharkya’, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jean-Christophe Lizotte, Corinne René, Aaron Lumley, Joshua Zubot [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 8, 2016]
  • Acte 1: Chorale Joker: Ida Toninato; Géraldine Eguiluz; Alexandre St-Onge; Kathy Kennedy; Diane Labrosse; Gabriel Dharmoo; Elizabeth Lima; Danielle Palardy Roger. Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM): Danielle Palardy Roger; Jean René; Jean Derome; conductor: Joane Hétu [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), November 20, 2015]