Gilles Gobeil

Gilles Gobeil’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aarhus, Banff, Bangor, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Berkeley, Berlin, Birmingham, Bogotá, Boston, Bourges, Bowling Green, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cagliari, Calgary, Cascais, Cluj-Napoca, Cologne, Crest, Dijon, Dresden, Drummondville, Edinburgh, Edmonton, Essen, Glasgow, Halifax, Helsinki, Huddersfield, Karlsruhe, Keele, Kingston, Kraków, Leicester, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Magdeburg, Manchester, Mons, Montpellier, Montréal, Morelia, New York City, Nîmes, Norwich, Oberlin, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, Rome, Saignelégier, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, Scarborough, St Catharines, Stanford, Sydney, Tallinn, Tokyo, Toronto, Troy, Uppsala, Valdivia, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, Victoriaville, Vienna, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Weimar and Winnipeg…

Gilles Gobeil has completed a master’s degree in composition at Université de Montréal, after studying writing techniques. He has been focusing his work on acousmatic and mixed music since 1985. His works fall close to what is called ‘cinema for the ear.’ Many of his pieces have been inspired by literary works and attempt to let us ‘see’ through sound.

Gilles Gobeil has won over 20 national and international awards including the Ars Electronica (Austria, 1995, 2005), Black & White (Portugal, 2009), Bourges (France, 1988, ’89, ’99, 2009), British Design & Art Direction (UK, 2002), Brock University (Canada, 1985), Canadian Music Council (1985), Ciber@RT (Spain, 1999), CICEM (Monaco, 2014), CIMESP (Brazil, 1997, ’99, 2001), Destellos (Argentina, 2011, ’12), Luigi Russolo (Italy, 1987, ’88, ’89), Métamorphoses (Belgium, 2000, ’02), NEWCOMP (USA, 1987), SDE Canada (1984), SOCAN (Canada, 1993), and Stockholm Electronic Arts Award (Sweden, 1994, ’97) competitions. His DVD-Audio Trilogie d’ondes has won the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM)’s Prix Opus for Best Album in 2004-05; his CD Le contrat was nominated in the same category in 2003-04.

Gobeil has received commissions from Codes d’accès (Montréal), DAAD (Berlin, Germany), empreintes DIGITALes (Montréal), Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges (GMEB, France), Groupe de recherches musicales (GRM, France), Musiques & Recherches (Belgium), Réseaux des arts médiatiques (Montréal), Société Radio-Canada, Totem contemporain (Montréal), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM, Germany), from Folkmar Hein, Uli Aumüller, Camille Mutel, and Oscar Wiggli, and from performers Suzanne Binet-Audet, René Lussier, Arturo Parra, and Rick Sacks.

He has been composer-in-residence in Banff (Canada, 1993, ’95), Bourges (France, 1991), EMS (Sweden, 2013), GRM (France, 1993, 2012), Franz Liszt Academy (Weimar, Germany, 2010), Miso Music Portugal (2012), Musiques & Recherches (Belgium, 2012), PANaroma (Brazil, 2014), and ZKM (Germany, 2005, ’06, ’07, ’09, ’10, ’12, ’13), and guest composer at DAAD (Germany, 2008).

Gilles Gobeil is a member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC), and co-founder of Réseaux, an organization devoted to producing media arts events.

[English translation: François Couture, v-15]

Gilles Gobeil

Sorel-Tracy (Québec), 1954

Residence: Drummondville (Québec)

  • Composer

On the web

Gilles Gobeil [Photo: Isabelle Gardner, March 26, 2006]
Gilles Gobeil [Photo: Isabelle Gardner, March 26, 2006]



Date Work Program
July 2, 2018 Gilles Gobeil, Voix blanche (1988, 89) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 12, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Associations libres (1990) Capsule acousmatique no 7 / Radio Douves (France)
September 21, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Golem (2012-13) Martian Gardens #901 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
September 6, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Golem (2012-13) Martian Gardens #899 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
June 22, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Des temps oubliés (2012) Martian Gardens #890 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
April 6, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Les lointains noirs et rouges (2008-09) Martian Gardens #880 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
March 1, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Castalie (2008) Martian Gardens #876 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
January 3, 2017 Gilles Gobeil, Le miroir triste (2007) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
September 27, 2016 Gilles Gobeil, Nous sommes heureux de… (1992) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
September 23, 2016 Gilles Gobeil / Lyette Limoges, La ville machine (1992) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
September 13, 2016 Gilles Gobeil, Voix blanche (1988, 89) Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
June 27, 2016 Gilles Gobeil, Ombres, espaces, silences… (2005) Les territoires du son / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)

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