Cristian Gort has been the music director of the Orchestre Symphonique de l’Isle (2004-19), contemporary music ensembles Les Enfants Terribles (2004-07) and Ensemble La Machine (2011-14), as well as guest professor of the Contemporary Music Workshops at Université de Montréal and McGill University (CME). Currently, he is the music director of Musica Viva Vocal Ensemble. His marked interest in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries has led him to collaborate in the creation of numerous works: symphonic music, operas, chamber and choral music, in Europe, Asia and South America. In 2016, he completed his fifth collaboration with Chants Libres on the creation of a new opera, The Trials of Patricia Isasa, by Kristin Norderval, which was awarded two Opus Prizes for Concert of the year — Modern Music, contemporary and Concert of the year — Montréal. Among his other achievements, he directed the creation of the psychodrama musical theatre La Faim d’Artaud by Analia Llugdar and the opera-performance Perdre Pied by Jimmie Leblanc; the premieres, respectively North American and Montréal, of the two flagship works by Fausto Romitelli, An Index of Metals (ensemble Ik’s) and Professor Bad Trip (Ensemble La Machine), as well as the premiere of the Opera L’Hypothèses de Caïn by Composer Michel Gonneville and librettist Alain Fournier.