Magali Babin

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Magali Babin
Born 1967
Occupation musician, composer and sound artist

Magali Babin (born 1967) is a Canadian musician, composer and sound artist based primarily in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Active since the mid-1980s, she received several commissions from many prestigious new music festivals and organisations.

Chemin de Fer (2000) was commissioned for performances produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, under a program developed and curated by Mario Gauthier. Her works were also made possible with grants from the Inter-Arts Program of the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


Magali Babin's musical work occurs through the massive amplification of tiny resonances in different objects. In her solo work, she usually produces dense and brooding soundscapes from a collection of recordings and live actions. Famous for the use of her custom-made musical instruments and for the non-standard use of musical instruments, Babins music works are based on indeterminacy in music, tape music and improvisation. She is also part of the music performance trio mineminemine along with André Éric Létourneau and Alexandre Saint-Onge.


From 1983 to 1988, Magali Babin have been part of the Montreal-based experimental music girl group Nitroglycérine. Since the 1990s, Magali Babin collaborated frequently with worked with many performance artists to create performances, video and installations, among them ; John Berndt, Christof Migone,[1] Jocelyn Robert, André Éric Létourneau, Martin Tétreault and Istvan Kantor.


  1. ^ Gingras, Nicole and Migone, Christof, Trou, Galerie de l'Uqam, Montréal, Canada, 2006 (ISBN 2-920325-38-8)

External links[edit]


- Twenty-three, Intransitive (2004) INT 023

- Magali Babin, i8u, Peak independent (2003) BI 01

- Chemin de fer, No Type (2002) IMNT 0203

- The Freest of Radicals, No Type (2002) IMNT 0201/02