Pierre-Luc Lecours is a composer and multidisciplinary artist based in Montréal. His artistic practice covers many different mediums and aesthetics, ranging from music to video and performance. His work is characterized by a search for expressiveness in projects exploring themes related to nature, social phenomena and politics. He draws influences as much from the currents of instrumental and electroacoustic contemporary music as from electronic and experimental music. His performances feature everyday objects combined with traditional instrumentation and annotated musical writing.
After a bachelor’s degree in digital music, Lecours is a candidate for the Master’s in composition at the Music Faculty of the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Pierre Michaud. As a researcher, he is interested in the interpretation of electronic music, gesture and time management in musical composition. He received a graduate scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Arsène David Scholarship and the OICRM Master’s Scholarship.
He has received music commissions for film, theater, dance, and television. His work has been heard, among others, at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), the Chicago Film Festival, Radio-Canada, Hot Docs, and Radio France. His album Paysages imaginaires was released in March 2019 on the label Mikroclimat.
His work has been honored by Exhibitronic 2017, the Destellos Electroacoustic Composition Competition 2014, the Young Composers Competition of the SOCAN Foundation 2014 and Jeu de temps / Times Play of the CEC 2014 and 2017. His work has been featured in more than 100 international events, including MUTEK (QC), Elektra (QC), Vision of Future (USA), Futura (FR), Digital Weekender (UK), Sound Space (BE), Seeing Sound (UK), NEXT (SK), BIAN (QC), Akousma (QC), Currents New Media (USA), Muslab (MEX), and Résonances électriques (FR).