Canada, 1960

After a youth marked by the experience of classical guitar and the discovery of modern music/poetry, Hyland pursued full-time studies at the Conservatory, notably with Gilles Tremblay, Clermont Pépin and Yves Daoust. Since then, he has mainly composed for voice and chamber groups, but has also devoted himself for the last few years to virtual music as well as to mixed works, that is to say electroacoustic music (noises, instrumental work on keyboards, loops, etc.) and live instruments, thus to have access to everything possible or almost… His works have been heard in Canada, France, Italy, Germany and the United States, performed by ensembles like the Quatuor Molinari, the Ensemble de la SMCQ, Trio Fibonacci, the ECM as well as soloists like Louise Bessette, Hugues Leclère and Bruce Mather. In 2010, he composed the stage music for a production of La Trilogie des dragons, by Robert Lepage, and in 2011, signed arrangements for the Quatuor Molinari of songs by Philippe B. He is also a translator and an author.

Translation: Oliver Haeffeley [iii-13]