I am always enthusiastic about contributing to the influence of new music in all contexts. I participate every day as a composer, artistic director and teacher.
An organization like CNMN is vital to the cultural ecosystem in which our music evolves. Many issues need discussing and actions need to be taken. I certainly mean to use my experiences in creating and producing events. I sincerely hope that the Quebec region, and the eastern part of the province in particular, will be more involved in the actions of the network.
CNMN projects are exciting and the music field is dynamic. It is with pride that I agreed to put my shoulder to the wheel by sitting on the board of directors.
Pierre-Olivier Roy practices in new music creation and audio production, mainly for live music, live music and sound design. His body of work includes chamber music (instrumental and mixed) and electroacoustic works. In his recent career, mixed music occupies a pride of place. In 2017, Pierre-Olivier Roy was chosen to conduct a research residency for the creation of an interactive musical work in the White House, based on the quality of his work and his vision integrating instrumental composition and musical technologies. His work Machine Music, created in collaboration with SAGA, was exhibited at the Musée de la civilization between April and June 2017.
More specifically, he explores the use of musical technologies as part of the creation & composition of mixed music in concert. His work Under a Fine Sky (electric guitar, percussion, tapes, live video and immersive environment) was nominated at the Opus Gala in the category Concert of the Year — Québec and was recipient of the Université Laval Hommage aux Créateurs Membres Award in 2017. In the summer of 2018, The Time Fracture — Multiple Times (20 percussionists and octophonic bands) was premiered at the Place des Festivals in Montreal as part of Rythmopolis.
Pierre-Olivier Roy is very active on the Quebec new music scene. Since 2015, he has been the general and artistic director of the E27 musiques nouvelles. He currently teaches at the Faculty of Music of Laval University.