Thetford Mines (Québec), 1986
Composer • Performer • Sound artist • Multidisciplinary artist

Émilie Payeur lives and works in Montréal, Canada. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose works often take the form of installations and is also an experimental musician, composer and apprentice herbalist. She holds a master’s degree in electroacoustic music composition from the University of Montréal, under the supervision of Robert Normandeau. She has presented her work in various places including Eisode (Montréal), OBORO (Montréal), Titanik (Finland), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain) and Shiro Oni (Japan) and in various festivals such as FIKA(S) (Montréal), Akousma (Montréal), Sight and Sound (Montréal), Ok là (Montréal), FIMAV (Victoriaville), Radical dB (Spain), Vidéos Femmes dans le parc (Montréal), WUFF (Winnipeg) and Festival l’Oeil d’Oodaaq (France). Her work has notably been rewarded by the Robert Fleming Prize (Canada Council for the Arts), the OBORO New Media Creation Grant (Montréal) and by the International Music Competitions of Bourges (France). We can hear her playing in Dead Squirrels, Moshi Moshi and Pinkki Pilvi, Projet K, the gamelan ensemble Giri Kedaton as well as in other collaborations (Ensemble SuperMusique, works by Symon Henry). Her music has been released under different labels such as Kohlenstoff Records (Montréal), Jeunesse Cosmique (Montréal), Rara Avis (Montréal), Paitapes (Finland) and Takkeherrie Recordings (Netherlands).