Prof Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

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University of Huddersfield, UK


Pierre Alexandre Tremblay is a composer and a performer on bass guitar and sound processing devices, in solo and within the groups ars circa musicæ (Paris, France), de type inconnu (Montréal, Québec), and Splice (London, England, UK). 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 withMichel 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) where he also is Director of the Electronic Music Studios. He previously worked in popular music as producer and bassist, and is interested in videomusic and 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.



Supporting Materials

1. AUDIO/PAPER: Chamber Mixed Music (2012)

Tremblay, Pierre Alexandre (2012) Considérations pragmatiques en musique mixtes: une approche systémique de l’inter-influence entre la composition, l'interprétation et la technique. In: Symposium: Sixty years of mixed music, 22nd - 23rd November 2012, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

2. AUDIO/PAPER: Mixing the immiscible (2012)

Tremblay, Pierre Alexandre (2012) Mixing the Immiscible: Improvisation within Fixed-Media Composition. In: Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference Meaning and Meaningfulness in Electroacoustic Music, 11th - 15th June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

3. AUDIO/VIDEO: Post-Free-Jazz Chamber Mixed Music Improvisation

[The 1st improvisation of our trio set in Amsterdam on October 13th 2009. Anne Laberge (flute+laptop) Sam Pluta (laptop) and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (bass+laptop)]

4. VIDEO: Field Trip: [iks] in Senegal for four months: