Stéphane Roy (composer)

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Stéphane Roy (born July 2, 1959) is a Canadian electroacoustic music composer and writer on music. An associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre, his works have received awards from international competitions in Canada, the USA, and Europe. He currently teaches electroacoustic techniques and auditory perception at the Université de Montréal and is also a faculty member at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. He is the current vice-president of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community He lives in Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada.[1]

Born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Roy earned both a doctorate degree in electroacoustic composition and a PhD in musicology from the Université de Montréal. He is the author of L'analyse des musiques électroacoustiques: Modèles et propositions (published 2003, Paris), a book on electroacoustic music analysis.[1][2]


List of works[edit]

  • Appartenances (2003)
  • La basilique fantôme (1998, 2000), guitar, and tape
  • Crystal Music (1994)
  • Inaccessible azur (1997), instrumental quartet, and tape
  • Masques et parades (2000–2003)
  • Mimetismo (1992), guitar, and tape[3]
  • Ondes / Arborescences (1987)
  • Paysages intérieurs (1988)
  • Récit pour cordes (1998)
  • Résonances d'arabesques (1990)
  • Trois petites histoires concrètes (1998)
  • Une âme nue glisse à l'eau vive (2005), film: Denis Chabot / 2005 / 35 mm / colour / animation / 15 min 55 s / no dialogue


  1. ^ a b "Stéphane Roy".
  2. ^ Understanding the Art of Sound Organization - Page 96 Leigh Landy - 2007 "categories of new virtuosity, organizing sound, and modes of discourse and analysis within sound-based music studies. ... their analytical work founded on Schaefferian concepts, Stéphane Roy being one of the better- known specialists."
  3. ^ Microsound - Page 318 Curtis Roads - 2004 "Stephane Roy, in his 1992 composition Mimetismo (Empreintes Digitales I MED 9630), explored a particulated world of ..."