Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Amsterdam, Athens, Bangor, Basel, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Brooklyn, Brussels, Chicago, Chico, Clinton, Cologne, Daegu, Dresden, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Ivry-sur-Seine, Jakarta, Kitchener, Leeds, Leicester, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Lugano, Luxembourg, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Mérida, Montréal, Morelia, New York City, Ostrava, Paris, Quebec City, Querétaro, Raleigh, Saint-Laurent, Seattle, Seia, Shanghai, Strasbourg, The Hague, Toronto, Troy, Uppsala, Utrecht, Vancouver, Weimar, Winnipeg, Wrocław and York…

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay is a composer and a performer on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within various ensembles. He is a member of the London-based collective Loop. His music is released by empreintes DIGITALes and Ora.

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.

Pierre Alexandre Tremblay is Professor in Composition and Improvisation at the University of Huddersfield (England, UK). He previously worked in popular music as producer and bassist, and has a keen interest for creative coding.

He likes spending time with his family, drinking oolong tea, gazing at dictionaries, reading prose, and taking long walks. As a founding member of the no-tv collective, he does not own a working television set.

In 2016 he was awarded the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music organized by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Montréal (Québec), 1975

Residence: Huddersfield (England, UK)

  • Composer
  • Performer (electric bass, laptop)
  • Improviser

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Pierre Alexandre Tremblay [Photo: Claudine Levasseur, Huddersfield (England, UK), August 3, 2013]
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay [Photo: Claudine Levasseur, Huddersfield (England, UK), August 3, 2013]



Date Work Program
May 19, 2021 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Newsfeed (2020), 24:24 Radioateliér / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)
October 11, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, asinglewordisnotenough3 (invariant) (2015), 14:40 Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
September 28, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Les trois petits c… [The Three Little P…] (2010), 13:09 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
September 17, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, La rage: Les jeux sont faits [The Dice Are Cast] (2004-05), 19:02 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
September 7, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Still, Again (2012-13), 14:07 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
September 6, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, La rage: Incubation (2004-05), 12:30 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
July 13, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, La rage: Brûlé [Burnt] (2004-05), 12:21 Episode 1027 / Martian Gardens Podcast (USA)
February 22, 2020 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Un clou, son marteau, et le béton [A Nail, Its Hammer, and The Concrete] (2008-09), 22:29 Radio Horizon 93.9 (South Africa)
April 8, 2019 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Les pâleurs de la lune (2013-14), 21:11 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
July 9, 2018 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Ces énigmes lumineuses [These Radiant Enigmas] (2010), 12:29 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
November 29, 2017 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Attempts at Stillness (2017), 16:15 rAdioCUSTICA / Český rozhlas (Czech Republic)
September 21, 2017 Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, La rage: La rage [Raging Rabies; movement] (2004-05), 5:08 Martian Gardens #901 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)