Composer — Multidisciplinary Artist
Thierry Gauthier was born in 1970 in Chicoutimi, in the province of Quebec. He has composed, produced and diffused music since 1986. He lives in Montréal since 1989.
His musical training had been self-taught for a long time but he also has completed a diploma (A.E.C.) «computer assisted sound design» (Musitechnic, 1998), (BMus) «Electroacoustic music composition» (University of Montréal, 2007) and he is completing a (MMus) «Electroacoustic music and video composition» with Jean Piché (University of Montréal, 2008).
He received a mention at Bourges International Competitions — Electronic Arts (France 2009), a honorary mention (2e prize) at the international electroacoustic music competition Musica Nova (Czech Republic, 2006), was finalist at the 5eElectroacoustics Miniatures International Contest (Spain, 2008) and was a finalist for the competition Jeux de temps/Times Play — JTTP (Canada, 2005, 2007 et 2008).
The eclectic composer distinguishes himself by his versatility and by his experimental techniques and approach to composition. He frequently advocates the imposition of restrictions in his compositions and the development of new process. Thierry Gauthier is sculpting the sound, transforms the sound progressively and explores the tone and his spectral value. He scrutinizes the microstructure of musical sound and make unexpected qualities surge from within the sound material.
He received numerous commissions for movies, art-videos, television series, theatre plays, documentaries, multimedia and multidisciplinary performances. Thierry Gauthier produced, recorded, mixed and mastered numerous projects, bands and musicians.
He is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed within many bands of varying styles. He performed in more than 250 concerts across the world: Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. His compositions (solo or with an ensemble) can be found on more than thirty albums, distributed on the market.
Thierry Gauthier is a multidisciplinary artist. Besides his tremendous passion for music, he has explored painting and now, he is rediscovering pictorial expression. He is also increasingly interested by digital video and photography.