Francis Lecavalier is a Montreal-based creative coder and composer. Currently Lead Backend Developer at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Francis has a bachelor’s degree in Musiques numériques (Digital Music) from the Université de Montréal and has accumulated almost a decade of experience as a musician, electronic composer and improviser. Musically, some highlights include being a member of Martin Marier‘s Sponge Quintet at the 2017 Akousma festival, and appearing on the Ensemble d’oscillateurs de l’Université de Montréal‘s first release on the LINE label in 2018.
As a creative coder, he works closely with Quebec composers and digital artists, and his code has been featured in the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quartiers Danses and the Montreal/New Musics festivals. His past collaborations include artists such as Herman Kolgen, Félix-Antoine Morin, Xavier Ménard and Audrey Gaussiran.
As part of his work at the SAT, he helps the Metalab in its goal of developing open-source software focusing on telepresence and low latency transmission of media streams through high-speed Internet connections.
Photo: Myriam Frenette, 2018