Roxanne Turcotte

Roxanne Turcotte’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bourges, Brussels, Crest, Edmonton, Geneva, Guelph, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Millery, Montpellier, Montréal, Nîmes, Orford, Oslo, Saarbrücken and Sousse…

After piano studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, Roxanne Turcotte focused on composition and music technology, earning a master’s degree in electroacoustic composition from the Université de Montréal, where she studied under Marcelle Deschênes, Francis Dhomont and Serge Garant.

Active as a composer and sound designer, Turcotte has built her aesthetics around a cinema-like art of integration. She also creates and performs music for television, cinema, radio, the stage, the Internet, and circus arts, in addition to creating sound, music, and visual installations. She is asked to sit on composition juries, and she regularly performs composition training sessions and workshops.

Turcotte has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). Under her belt, she has ten recordings, a few publications, numerous concerts with various music ensembles, and multiple tours and concerts in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

The music of Roxanne Turcotte has won numerous awards and distinctions: International New Music Composers Competition (USA, 1987, ’89), Hugh Le Caine Award from the SOCAN Foundation (Canada, 1985, ’89), Luigi Russolo International Competition (Italy, 1989), 6th “Villes manifestes” Radio Art Competition (La Muse en circuit, France, 2005), Bourges Electroacoustic and Sound Art International Competition (France, 2005, ’07, ’08), and Prix collégien de musique contemporaine (Sherbrooke, Québec, 2010).

Her electroacoustic works have been programmed by several events, such as: Cent jours d’art contemporain de Montréal (1985), World Music Days (Oslo, Norway; 1990), Palomar exhibit in Montréal (with photographer Martine Doyon, 1994), Jeunesses musicales of Canada (1994), Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival in Gainesville (USA, 1996), Festival Montréal en lumière (with lighting engineer François Doyon, 2000), Synthèse in Bourges (France, 2000, ’03), Aujourd’hui Musiques in Perpignan (France, 2000), Futura in Crest (France, 1999 & 2006), GMEM in Marseille (France, 2002), Zeppelin in Barcelona (Spain, 2004), Archipel in Geneva (Switzerland, 2005), Akousma (5) in Montréal (with lighting engineer François Doyon, 2005), Flora International in Montréal (with composers André Hamel and Diane Labrosse, 2006), Musique dans la rue in Aix-en-Provence (France, 2007), Erreur de type 27 in Québec City (2008), and Festival of New Music Now Hear This in Edmonton (Canada, 2014).

Roxanne Turcotte is currently working on the integration of sound installations and live performance.

[English translation: François Couture, viii-14]

Roxanne Turcotte

Montréal (Québec), 1960

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer

On the web

Roxanne Turcotte [Montréal (Québec), April 25, 2014]
Roxanne Turcotte [Montréal (Québec), April 25, 2014]



Date Work Program
February 19, 2020 Roxanne Turcotte, Delirium (2007-08), 5:00 Martian Gardens #1009 / WXOJ-LP 103.3 (USA)
December 30, 2019 Roxanne Turcotte, Attractions (2003-05), 17:38 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 9, 2019 Roxanne Turcotte, Delirium (2007-08), 5:00 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
December 9, 2019 Roxanne Turcotte, Capharnaüm (2004), 4:37 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
August 6, 2019 Roxanne Turcotte, Zone d’exclusion (2013, 14), 4:34 Martian Gardens #986 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
May 20, 2019 Roxanne Turcotte / Roxanne Turcotte, Fantaisie urbaine (2005), 17:04 Les territoires du son 13.29 / Radio Saint Ferréol (France)
December 9, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte, Sous écoute! (2007-08), 10:03 Difficult Listening / RTR 92.1 FM (Australia)
October 3, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte, Musée sonore: Télé réalité [Reality TV] (2003-05), 1:16 Martian Gardens #949 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)
August 27, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte / Élise Turcotte, Amore: Trop tard (1988, 92), 4:56 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
August 27, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte, Mères et monde (2003), 4:07 Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 10, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte, Minisérie (1990), 3:05 Capsule acousmatique no 34 / Radio Douves (France)
January 30, 2018 Roxanne Turcotte, OVI (Objet volant identifié) (2009-14), 10:49 La boîte noire / RTR — Radio Temps Rodez (France)