Stéphane Roy

Stéphane Roy’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aarhus, Arles, Arras, Birmingham, Bogotá, Bremen, Brussels, Cagliari, Huddersfield, London, Lyon, Mons, Montréal, Morelia, Nîmes, Paris, San Francisco, Santiago, São Paulo, South River, Toronto, Vancouver, Venice and Victoriaville…

Stéphane Roy is an acousmatic composer. His art esthetics allow him, after thorough experimentations with sound materials, to extract expressive properties and give these works teleological motion.

Stéphane Roy is also a musicologist. He has written a number of papers and a book on the analysis of electroacoustic music (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2003), which earned him the 2003-04 Prix Opus — Book of the Year. His works have won several awards and mentions in national and international electroacoustic composition competitions. His works have been programmed throughout Europe and the Americas. For the past few years, he has been featured by various international festivals who gave his latest works their European premiere. Some of his works also received their world premiere in concerts presented at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (Québec).

Roy holds a doctorate in electroacoustic composition and a PhD in musicology, both from Université de Montréal. He has taught composition, auditory perception and electroacoustic music analysis in various universities and music conservatories, in Québec and abroad. Once in a while he gives lectures on electroacoustic music analysis.

Stéphane Roy is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), and his works have been published on audio support by various labels, including empreintes DIGITALes (Kaleidos, 1996; Migrations, 2003; L’inaudible, 2019).

[English translation: François Couture, xii-19]

Stéphane Roy

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), 1959

Residence: Brossard (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Musicologist

On the web

Stéphane Roy [Photo: Maddi Berger, Brossard (Québec), September 15, 2019]
Stéphane Roy [Photo: Maddi Berger, Brossard (Québec), September 15, 2019]



Date Work Program
January 6, 2020 Stéphane Roy, Maelström (2014-16) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 3, 2020 Stéphane Roy, Train d’enfer (2010-11) One-Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Edition / The Parish News (UK)
January 1, 2020 Stéphane Roy, Maelström (2014-16) LaimaPersik's Dimensions #64 / LaimaPersik's Dimensions
December 20, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Train d’enfer (2010-11) Fantaasia / Klassikaraadio (Estonia)
December 20, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Voies crépusculaires (2013-14) [Excerpt] Daniel Blumin: The Faceless Fountain / WFMU 91.1 FM (USA)
December 18, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Train d’enfer (2010-11) Pangea / Radio Città del Capo (Italy)
December 17, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Train d’enfer (2010-11) The Langham Research Centre Show / Resonance 104.4 FM (UK)
December 17, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Voies crépusculaires (2013-14) Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
December 16, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Voies crépusculaires (2013-14) Roger Phillips / Radio Merseyside (UK)
December 15, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Les aurores pourpres (2017-19) The Moderns #84 / Radio Regent (Canada)
December 14, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Maelström (2014-16) Spectra-Sonic Sound / KEPW 97.3 FM (USA)
December 8, 2019 Stéphane Roy, Maelström (2014-16) One-Hundred and Seventy-One Edition / The Parish News (UK)

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