Author

Surrounded by music since early childhood, Laurie Damme Gonneville first studied piano, then bassoon, before concluding that she was a more enthusiastic music lover than performer. While she still plays regularly with the Symphonie des Vents de Montréal, it is in the audience of Montréal concert halls that she keeps sharpening her interest for local and international musical creation. As a writer, she first collaborated with Michel Gonneville on Microphone Songs (2002), a two-movement piece commissioned by the Crash Ensemble. A third movement was added to the work in 2009 as part of a commission for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal. Graduating from McGill University’s School of Architecture in 2008, her thesis project focussed on the importance of acoustic environments in the architectural design process. As an intern with Menkes Shooner Dagenais Letourneux, she worked on the competition phase for the new Maison Symphonique de Montréal. She still practices in Montréal, most notably with Atelier TAG and, since 2010, as an architect with Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés, architectes.

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