Interview with Guillaume Campion, Composer
Live coding and improvisation — assets for the electroacoustic composer
Interview from 30 November 2011 outside the downtown Hamilton pub The Brain, where the Cybernetic Orchestra and friends performed in a “lounge” concert. The Hamilton stop on the CEC’s 25th Anniversary Tour was made possible with the kind collaboration of the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia of McMaster University.
It is between the sea and mountains of his native Gaspésie that Guillaume Campion first began to perform and compose music. Since 2009, he has been studying electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree, aiming to integrate elements of the documentary genre into electroacoustic composition. His music has been played in concert and on radio airwaves in Canada and abroad, among others at CMMAS (Morelia, Mexico), ICMC 2011 (Huddersfield, UK) and Novellum Festival 2011 (Toulouse, France). He also received 4th and 5th prize in the 2010 and 2011 editions of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s JTTP project, respectively, and was among the finalists of Musica Nova 2012 contest (Prague, Czech Republic).