Pierre Tanguay

  • Quebec City (Québec), 1956
  • Composer • Performer (drum kit, percussion, voice)

A percussionist, composer and inveterate inventor, Pierre Tanguay’s music shows the wide range of his experience in ancient and contemporary music, jazz, and music for dance, theater and cinema. He has devoted himself to music on a full-time basis since 1978. He plays with some twenty established groups, such as Dangereux Zhoms, Évidence, and Castor et compagnie, and with singer Karen Young He is the founder of Strada, Midi Tapant, and Derome/Tanguay. He has put out six albums and collaborated closely on some fifty others, and has composed more than twenty compositions for dance (for Lucie Grégoire, Andrew Harwood, Irène Stamou, and Francine Gagné) and a number for theater and film (Allan Booth, Imago and Roberto Ariganello). He regularly tours throughout Canada and Europe.


In Montréal

On tour