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Charles Quevillon

Country(activity based):
Sound and Music


Born in 1989. Graduated from Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in 2014.
Recent 5 main activities are;
Trust / 2016 / Diefenbunker museum, Carp, ON, Canada
La Grande Cosquilla / 2016 / Castell de Flix, Flix, Catalogne, Spain,
Facet of Facets / 2015 / LSPU Hall, St-Johns, NFLD, Canada
The 60 Dancer Project / 2014 / Theater of the NAC, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Room with Sticks / 2014 / Espace Libre, Montréal, QC, Canada OOOO

Since 2005, Charles Quevillon has developed a direct approach to musical expression through his electroacoustic and instrumental work. He has collaborated on 18 projects with choreographer Tedd Robinson. In 2011, he was nominated for a Dora Award for outstanding sound design for Robinson's Sticks, commissioned by Yvonne Ng. He has also received grants from the CAC, CALQ, FQRSC and the Socan Foundation. Through these close collaborations he has discovered a passion for movement, and performs many of his own works himself, such as Corde à Vide (2013), composed for a suspended musician at the centre of a chime of plucked-string instruments. This recent year, he composed an album of experimental songs on the theme of the perception of conscience and the senses that will be coming out shortly. Charles Quevillon is Artistic Associate with 10 Gates Dancing, and co-director of Centre Q : a centre for questioning.

About works / performance


©Rod MacIvor

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©Rod MacIvor

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Corde à Vide
©Anne-Marie Amyot


©Caroline Campeau

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The artistic preoccupations of composer, musician and performer Charles Quevillon centre on the contrasts between nature and urban life, and between tradition and modernity. During this residency in TWS, Charles will explore the sonification of the koan practice. A koan is a brief and enigmatic dialogue used by zen monks to practice mindfulness. His hypothesis is that a koan, in order to be express artistically in a performative context, must use everything at the disposal of the performer. To achieve this he'll use an holistic approach to composition that he developed in the last years, creating work with musicians in the studio, without score. He collaborates with them to compose not only the sound but movement, light, space and energy.