Montréal (Québec), 1979
Composer

Félix Boisvert studied composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (receiving a master’s degree in 2005). He works as a multidisciplinary artist (puppet theater, music, technological arts and dance) for Lune et l’autre (2009), Pas à pas (2006), and Manu danse (2005) among other works. He has achieved fame alternately as an actor, musician, director, etc. His approach is based on a desire to express music in an artistic form which does not limit itself to the domain of sound. It is in the puppet theater that for some years he has found a means of fertile expression in his explorations. In addition to composing, Boisvert designs technological devices for numerous artists and companies in the circus, puppet theater, cinema and dance spheres, including Anthony Venisse (Le concierge), Les minutes complètement cirque (Babel), Les sept doigts de la main (Patinoire), Nicolas Cantin, Sandy Silva (percussive dance pieces Do I Know You and App #21), Mathieu Roy (Territoires exposition at the Museum of Civilisation in Quebec), Antonine Monmart (Un ange passe), Karina Bleau (Haïku du dernier souffle), Guillaume Saladin (Artcirq). He has also done a lot of music teaching, thanks in particular to the SMCQ’s Musicolateur, an instrument which he participated in developing and with which he gave 1000 workshops in Quebec schools. His teaching style is very similar to his shows, he seeks to open ears to the sounds which surround us, and to access the power of the imagination. He also co-directs a creative experimental space that has recently been equipped to enable the deepening of multidisciplinary initiatives.

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