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Félix-Antoine Coutu

Félix-Antoine Coutu (1990) is a composer, sound designer, arranger, drummer, and producer based in Montreal. In his recent work, he explores the fusion of acoustic instruments and the mechanical energy produced by engines. He experiments with microcontrollers and builds electronic devices to create new musical instruments or enhance the original capabilities of existing acoustic instruments. This journey immerses him in childhood nostalgia where he is sometimes confronted with distorted memories.

His works have been performed in Canada, the United States, France, Belgium, and Australia by various ensembles and musicians, including Quatuor Bozzini, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, the AIRS duo, Trio Émerillon, McGill Wind Orchestra, and soprano Mireille Asselin. As an arranger, since 2017 he has composed nearly ten works for the Video Game Orchestra. In 2020, with his piece "Têtard, tête à tête," he was awarded the Grand Prize and the first prize in the Choral Work category at the Competition for Young Composers by the Socan Foundation. In the same year, he participated in the PIVOT mentorship program by the Canadian League of Composers in partnership with Pro Coro Canada, where the piece was performed in November 2021 in Edmonton. The album "Un vélo, une auto, un boulevard et de la neige," for which he co-produced, mixed, and contributed the title track, was released under the Atma Classique label at the beginning of 2020.

Since 2019, Félix-Antoine has been involved in various projects with the Tôle Collective, including "Awards," "Têtard tout au plus," and "Bébés Fontaine," in roles such as sound designer, musician, producer, and sound director.

As the drummer for the Post-Punk band Yocto, the group embarked on a festival tour in Quebec in the summer of 2023 and released their debut album "Zepta Supernova" in August 2023 under the labels Du Prince (QC) and Requiem Pour Un Twister (FR). Félix-Antoine was also the drummer for the Rock-Psychédélique band IDALG from 2010 to 2020. In June 2022, as a performer, he interpreted the work "Speaker Swinging" by composer Gordon Monahan as part of the Montreal and Beyond event at the Kontraklang festival, held at Silent Green in Berlin (DE).

Works in le Vivier's repertoire