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In this talk, Pierre Alexandre unfolds how his instrumental practice has inspired creative work with live electronics and music production in the studio. He will demonstrate his work through short performances and examples, in particular with the use of his collection of Max objects built for his live electronics, sandbox.

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (Montréal, 1975) is a composer and an improviser on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within various ensembles. He is a member of the London-based collective Loop, and his music is also released on Empreintes DIGITALes and Ora.

Pierre Alexandre is Professor in Composition and Improvisation at the University of Huddersfield (UK), where he anchored the Fluid Corpus Manipulation project. He previously worked in popular music as producer and bassist, and has a keen interest for creative coding.

He formally studied composition with Michel Tétreault, Marcelle Deschênes, and Jonty Harrison, bass guitar with Jean-Guy Larin, Sylvain Bolduc, and Michel Donato, analysis with Michel Longtin and Stéphane Roy, studio technique with Francis Dhomont, Robert Normandeau, and Jean Piché.

When not in the studio, Pierre Alexandre enjoys spending time with his family, drinking oolong tea, gazing at dictionaries, reading prose, and taking long walks.


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