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Charles Quevillon (b.1989) is a composer/performer born in Montreal (QC) and now working in Helsinki (FI). He has a master in composition from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (Prize with Distinction).

 

Collaborations are central to his artistic practice. He has worked ten years with choreographer Tedd Robinson on 25 projects, some of which (ex: TRUST) he co-authored and performed in as a musician/dancer across Canada's most prestigious dance festivals (FTA, VIDF, CDF, FND). This collaboration culminated in 2018 when they co-authored a 1-hour opera/ballet titled Love and Other Things presented at the NAC. The composition of this opera started with a three months CALQ residency in Tokyo Wonder Site (JP), where Charles also studied butoh dancing with Yoshito Ohno and practiced zen meditation in Soto temples.

His holistic and multidisciplinary approach to composition has brought him to work internationally with ensemble and musicians that are redefining music performance like Defunensemble (FI), Sound initiative ensemble (FR), the duet Altra Voce (QC), Kollectiv Totem (CH) and Émilie Girard-Charest (QC). He also collaborates with Finnish visual artist Maija Tammi. They have presented together The 1m3 of Human Experiment in Kiasma Theater and Meidän Festivaali and collaborated on the exhibition Immortal's Birthday presented in Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) in 2020.

Apart from composing, performing and creating unique sound designs for award-winning films, dance and theatre productions, Charles Quevillon is now pursuing a doctorate and teaching at Uniarts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy (FI). This artistic research project, funded by SSRCH, focuses on the symbolic use of electronic music technologies and the ritualization of music performance.

Charles Quevillon (b.1989) is a composer/performer born in Montreal (QC) and now working in Helsinki (FI). He has a master in composition from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (Prize with Distinction). 

Collaborations are central to his artistic practice. He has worked ten years with choreographer Tedd Robinson on 25 projects, some of which (ex: TRUST) he co-authored and performed in as a musician/dancer across Canada's most prestigious dance festivals (FTA, VIDF, CDF, FND). This collaboration culminated in 2018 when they co-authored a 1-hour opera/ballet titled Love and Other Things presented at the NAC. The composition of this opera started with a three months CALQ residency in Tokyo Wonder Site (JP), where Charles also studied butoh dancing with Yoshito Ohno and practiced zen meditation in Soto temples.

His holistic and multidisciplinary approach to composition has brought him to work internationally with ensemble and musicians that are redefining music performance like Defunensemble (FI), Sound initiative ensemble (FR), the duet Altra Voce (QC), Kollectiv Totem (CH) and Émilie Girard-Charest (QC). He also collaborates with Finnish visual artist Maija Tammi. They have presented together The 1m3 of Human Experiment in Kiasma Theater and Meidän Festivaali and collaborated on the exhibition Immortal's Birthday presented in Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) in 2020.

Apart from composing, performing and creating unique sound designs for award-winning films, dance and theatre productions, Charles Quevillon is now pursuing a doctorate and teaching at Uniarts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy (FI). This artistic research project, funded by SSRCH, focuses on the symbolic use of electronic music technologies and the ritualization of music performance.

Charles Quevillon (b.1989) is a composer/performer born in Montreal (QC) and now working in Helsinki (FI). He has a master in composition from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (Prize with Distinction). 

Collaborations are central to his artistic practice. He has worked ten years with choreographer Tedd Robinson on 25 projects, some of which (ex: TRUST) he co-authored and performed in as a musician/dancer across Canada's most prestigious dance festivals (FTA, VIDF, CDF, FND). This collaboration culminated in 2018 when they co-authored a 1-hour opera/ballet titled Love and Other Things presented at the NAC. The composition of this opera started with a three months CALQ residency in Tokyo Wonder Site (JP), where Charles also studied butoh dancing with Yoshito Ohno and practiced zen meditation in Soto temples.

His holistic and multidisciplinary approach to composition has brought him to work internationally with ensemble and musicians that are redefining music performance like Defunensemble (FI), Sound initiative ensemble (FR), the duet Altra Voce (QC), Kollectiv Totem (CH) and Émilie Girard-Charest (QC). He also collaborates with Finnish visual artist Maija Tammi. They have presented together The 1m3 of Human Experiment in Kiasma Theater and Meidän Festivaali and collaborated on the exhibition Immortal's Birthday presented in Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) in 2020.

Apart from composing, performing and creating unique sound designs for award-winning films, dance and theatre productions, Charles Quevillon is now pursuing a doctorate and teaching at Uniarts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy (FI). This artistic research project, funded by SSRCH, focuses on the symbolic use of electronic music technologies and the ritualization of music performance.

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Charles Quevillon is a composer/performer based in Helsinki, Finland.

charlesquevillon@gmail.com