- Montréal (Québec), 1950
- Composer • Writer
During the 30 years of his career as a composer, Michel Gonneville has complied with many commissions and worked on projects for local and international soloists and groups. He collaborated with artists of various disciplines, has been involved in many projects and with many societies connected with new music, served on juries, written analytical and general papers, given conferences and master classes in Canada and abroad. While composing his music, Gonneville strives to reconcile his inclination for research and for unheard syntactic combinations with what appears to him as fundamentals of music perception. He has developed a personal path rooted in techniques and models proposed by Stockhausen and Pousseur as well as by the post-modernists composers of Québec and elsewhere in the world. His works, prospective and expressive, often follow a strong narrative or dramatic form. An appreciated pedagog, Michel Gonneville teaches composition and analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal since 1997.