Interview with Guillaume Barrette, Maxime Corbeil-Perron and Jullian Hoff
Performance of Electroacoustic Works using NAISA’s Diffusion System
Interview from 26 November 2011 following the SOUNDplay Festival’s “Time and Space” concert featuring the winning works from JTTP 2011, in the Artscape Wychwood Barns’ Christie Studio. The Toronto stop on the CEC’s 25th Anniversary Tour was held over the final weekend of the 10th Annual SOUNDplay Festival (Toronto, 25–27 November 2011), and was a collaboration between the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD).
Originally from Québec City, Guillaume Barrette completed his studies at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Natural Sciences and Music. Afterwards, in order to combine his main interests, he undertook studies in electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. Recipient of first prize in the 2010 SOCAN Foundation’s Awards for Young Composers as well as the third prize in 2012, he also received fourth prize in both the 2009 and 2011 editions of the CEC’s Jeu de temps / Times Play (JTTP). In 2010, he completed an enriching séjour to pursue his artistic studies at De Montfort University in England. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree around the conception of a hyperguitar as a compositional tool.
A child of rock and electronic music, Maxime Corbeil-Perron draws inspiration from the instrumental tradition and nature to create a personal, abstract, and lively sound world. The Montreal-based composer divides his time between the new music scene, video art and the local underground scene. He won first prize in the Jeu de Temps / Times Play (JTTP) competition (Canada, 2011), a special mention and medal of the Senato della Repubblica Italiana at the Città di Udine competition (Italy, 2012), second prize from the Destellos Foundation competition (Argentina, 2012) as well as a special mention from Musicworks’ International Electronic Music Contest (Canada, 2012). His music has been distributed by Taukay Edizione Musicali and Vox Novus. Maxime recently graduated with high honours from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, with a Master’s degree in electroacoustic composition. His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec.
Jullian Hoff first began composing electroacoustic music using digital tools in 1997. He studied jazz and classical guitar in France and in 2009 moved to Montréal to study electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal. His works have been awarded prizes in the CEC’s JTTP project, the Musicacoustica competition (Beijing) and the San Francisco Tape Music Festival.