- Quebec City (Québec), 1983
- Composer • Performer (electronics)
Pierre-Luc Lecours is a composer and multidisciplinary artist based in Montréal. His artistic practice covers many different mediums and aesthetics, ranging from music to video and performance. His work is characterized by a search for expressiveness in projects exploring an artistic process aimed at drawing relationships between form, format, and content. His influences come as much from the currents of instrumental and electroacoustic contemporary music as from electronic and experimental music. His performances feature everyday objects combined with traditional instrumentation and written-down scoring.
After a bachelor’s degree in digital music, Lecours completed a Master’s in composition at the Music Faculty of the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Pierre Michaud. As a researcher, he is interested in the interpretation of electronic music, the decompartmentalization of contemporary musical practices, the dialogue between various (electroacoustic and instrumental) music cultures and heritages, and the exploration of new forms of audiovisual expression. Lecours received a graduate scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Arsène David Scholarship and the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM) Master’s Scholarship.
The quality of his work has been acknowledged by Exhibitronic (2017), the Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition (2014), the Young Composers Competition of the SOCAN Foundation (2014) and the CEC’s Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP) (2014, ’17). His work has been featured in several international events, including Akousma (Québec), BIAN (Québec), Biennale Némo (France), Currents New Media (USA), Digital Weekender (UK), Elektra (Québec), L’Espace du son (Belgium), La folle journée de Nantes (France), Futura (France), Muslab (Mexico), MUTEK (Québec), Next (Slovakia), Résonances électriques (France), Seeing Sound (UK), and Vision of Future (USA). His album Paysages imaginaires was released in March 2019 on the Mikroclimat label.