Chantale Laplante

Rimouski, Québec, 1956

  • Composer
  • Performer (laptop)

Chantale Laplante has studied composition at the Université de Montréal (M. Mus.) and pursued private advanced studies with Francis Dhomont and Jonathan Harvey. Her work explores instrumental, electroacoustic as well as mixed music, improvisation with computer and more recently a site specific approach. She had been in residency in many artists’ centers in Canada and Europe, including the Centre for Contemporary Arts of Glasgow, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Internationale Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Germany. Since fall 2011, she is an FQRSC scholarship holder to pursue a doctorate in Études et pratiques des arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal under the direction of Joanne Lalonde and Sandeep Bhagwati, co-director (Concordia University). Her doctoral research focuses on her concept of hyperlistening and the experimentation of the genre concert-installation that has led to the Intra-muros event presented in June 2014 in the Cœur des Sciences Pavilion in Montréal. Fall 2013, she was in Japan to experiment a sound immersion in Japanese gardens. This October she will premiere a new radio- performance around the work CARNETs from the author Marie-Line Laplante with who she forms the artistic collective MLC. In 2015 she will be developing a new concert-installation project at the arts centre Sporobole (Sherbrooke).