Montréal (Québec), 1982
Composer • Performer (flute) • Sound artist • Musicologist

Julie Delisle is a flutist, sound artist and musicologist from Montréal. She studied modern and baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, and computer music and mathematics at the Université de Montréal. After a few years of being an orchestral musician, she began to expand her sonic possibilities by exploring electroacoustic music, sound design and computer programming. Her music making is inspired by the sixties’ psychedelism, the number theory, linguistics, oriental martial arts and is fed through experiencing colors, textures and emotions. Her research focuses on the use of extended techniques for flute and live-electronics in contemporary music. She is interested in how our musical and cultural heritage shapes our way of listening, and how this influences our musical creativity and thus, the sounds we create and organize. She is also fascinated by the way musical ideas are transmitted and how they evolve or crystallize, especially in today’s context of interdisciplinary, intercultural and intertraditional music and sound making. Julie Delisle is a PhD candidate in musicology at the Université de Montréal.