Sylvain Pohu

Montréal, Québec, 1976

  • Composer
  • Performer (guitar)

Composer, improviser and guitarist, Sylvain Pohu is a founding member of contemporary jazz ensemble [iks], and artistic director since 2007. He is a member of the Musical Improvisation League of Montréal, of duo detypeinconnu, and of the group Wonder34. In another dimension of his work, Pohu designs and creates sound installations, and pieces for mixed-music and interactive video music. Pohu’s music is available at Ora.

Parallel to the aforementioned activities, in his doctoral studies at the University of Montréal Sylvain is currently researching the role of improvisation in the compositional process and in real-time processing, with the aim of exploring the expressive possibilities of improvised electroacoustic music.