Cléo Palacio-Quintin

  • Leuven (Belgium), 1971
  • Composer • Performer (hyper-flute) • Improviser

Constantly seeking new means of expression and eager to create, the flutist-improviser-composer Cléo Palacio-Quintin (1971) takes part in many premieres as well as improvisational multidisciplinary performances, and composes instrumental and electroacoustic music for various ensembles and media works. Since 1999, she extended these explorations into the development of the hyper-flutes. Interfaced to a computer and software by means of electronic sensors, these enhanced flutes enables her to compose novel interactive electroacoustic soundscapes and videos. She is the first women to own a Doctorate in electro-acoustic composition from the Université de Montréal (2012) and is a collaborator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University, where she received the Director’s Interdisciplinary Excellence Prize 2008 in recognition of her having created an innovative bridge between scientific/technological and artistic domains. Besides composing chamber music with electronics, she regularly performs as a soloist and improviser, among others with the Ensemble SuperMusique. Over the years her compositions have been performed in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, UK, and USA, either by herself or various ensembles.

Events

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  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM), Orchestre de musique expérimentale du DOC (OMEDOC) / Also pictured: Bernard Falaise, Bruno Godard, Julie Houle, Jean-Baptiste Perez, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Joane Hétu, Scott Thomson, Craig Pedersen, Nicolas Talbot, Guylaine Cosseron, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Pierre-Yves Martel, Samuel Frin, Clément Lebrun [Photograph: Justine Richard, Saint-Germain-d’Ectot (Calvados, France), November 19, 2022]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) / Also pictured: Bernard Falaise, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Scott Thomson, Craig Pedersen, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Pierre-Yves Martel, Joane Hétu / Ensemble SuperMusique + OMEDOC, Le DOC – Le doigt dans l’oreille du chauve, Saint-Germain-d’Ectot (Calvados, France) [Photograph: Justine Richard, Saint-Germain-d’Ectot (Calvados, France), November 19, 2022]
  • Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Nicolas Bernier / Joane Hétu: Démantibulé·es, Espace bleu – Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), May 4, 2022]
  • Ensemble SuperMusique (ESM) / Also pictured: Guido Del Fabbro, Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Émilie Girard-Charest, Mili Hong, Philippe Lauzier, Jean Derome, Thierry Dimanche, Joane Hétu / Ensemble SuperMusique: Cabinet de curiosités, La Sala Rossa, Montréal (Québec) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), November 23, 2021]
  • Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Émilie Fortin, Jean Derome / 8: Isaiah Ceccarelli revisite Danielle Palardy Roger (1992, 98) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 21, 2021]
  • Cléo Palacio-Quintin, Émilie Fortin, Jean Derome, Corinne René, Katelyn Clark, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Pierre Cartier, Steve Reagele / 8: Isaiah Ceccarelli revisite Danielle Palardy Roger (1992, 98) [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 21, 2021]
  • Cléo Palacio-Quintin & Philippe Lauzier during the Le cabaret qui ruisselle concert, as part of the Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques 2021 festival. [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 24, 2021]
  • 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]
  • Conference-demonstration with Cléo Palacio-Quintin and Ana Dall’Ara-Majek at CIRMMIT [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 19, 2019]
  • Conference-demonstration with Cléo Palacio-Quintin and Ana Dall’Ara-Majek at CIRMMIT [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 19, 2019]
  • Conference-demonstration with Cléo Palacio-Quintin at CIRMMIT [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 19, 2019]
  • Conference-demonstration with Cléo Palacio-Quintin and Ana Dall’Ara-Majek at CIRMMIT [Photograph: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), March 19, 2019]