Jean-François Laporte

Jean-François Laporte’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Berlin, Brussels, Cagliari, Crest, Dresden, Halifax, Helsinki, Huddersfield, Kitchener, Lyon, Manchester, Monaco, Montréal, Poitiers, São Paulo, Toronto and Troy…

Jean-François Laporte is a Québecois artist, active on the contemporary art scene since the middle of the 1990s. He pursues an hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. Trained initially at the Université de Montréal (Québec), then at the IRCAM (Paris, France), he builds his compositional approach on active listening and observing of the reality of each phenomenon.

For the last ten years, he has invested a lot of energy to the development and to the building of new musical instruments that he integrates to his works and, since 2002, to his installations. He also works in collaboration with contemporary dancers.

Since he started in 1993, Jean-François Laporte has written more than sixty works that were premiered and performed both nationally and abroad. Him and his works have also received numerous prizes, of which many were given by the Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM), as well as first prizes to the international competitions Luigi Russolo (2003) and Citta’ di Udine (2004).

He is the founder, artistic and general director of Productions Totem contemporain (PTC), and his works are published by Babel Scores Publishing.

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Jean-François Laporte

Québec, 1968

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (invented instruments)

Associated groups

On the web

Jean-François Laporte [Photo: Othman Ouaiss, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2021]
Jean-François Laporte [Photo: Othman Ouaiss, Montréal (Québec), May 7, 2021]

Calendar

Broadcasts

Date Work Program
September 19, 2019 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
August 14, 2011 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo: Peur apprivoisée [Tamed Fear] (2000) Martian Gardens / WMUA 91.1 FM (USA)
August 14, 2011 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo: Trame de tension [Weft of Tension] (2000) Martian Gardens / WMUA 91.1 FM (USA)
May 30, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Média inconnu
May 30, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 NPS Radio 4 (Netherlands)
May 29, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Folio / NPS Radio 4 (Netherlands)
May 21, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Solénoïde (France)
May 16, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Kicks / Radio Centraal (Belgium)
April 30, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Foldover / WOBC 91.5 FM (USA)
April 1, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
March 17, 2007 Marcelle Deschênes, Bernard Fort, Gilles Gobeil, Jean-François Laporte, Indigo (2000), 10:40 WDBX: It’s Too Damn Early (USA)