Gilles Gobeil

Year of birth, place
1954, Sorel, Canada
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
Institute for Music and Acoustics
At the ZKM

     2010 - 2013


Following studies in music theory, Gilles Gobeil acquired his M.A. in composition at the Université de Montréal. Gobeil is professor for music theory at the Cégep de Drummondville and was guest professor for electro-acoustics at the Université de Montréal and at the Conservatoire de Montréal. Since 1985 he has focused his attention primarily on the creation of acousmatic and mixed works. Many of his compositions draw on the so-called "cinéma pour l’oreille" (cinema for the ears), while others are inspired by literary works visualized through the medium of sound. He has been awarded numerous prizes and was guest composer at the Banff Centre in Bourges, the Hochschule Franz Liszt Weimar, at INA/GRM, Paris, at the ZKM and, in 2008, at the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-Program. He is member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community, associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and co-founder of the Réseaux, an association dedicated to the production of media art events.