[ about ]

Francis Lecavalier is a Montreal-based creative coder, composer and musician. He is currently System Developer at Moment Factory and has previously worked as Back-End Developer and Director of Prototyping and Technology Transfer for the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT].

After studying computer science at Collège de Valleyfield, Francis went on obtaining a B. Mus. in Digital Music at Université de Montréal, where he created music and developed software under the direction of Olivier Bélanger and Patrick Saint-Denis.

As a creative coder, Francis mostly works with composers, choreographers and installation artists and helps them bring their creative vision to life. His code and contributions have been featured in numerous festivals such as Festival International de Musique Actuelle de VictoriavilleQuartiers Danses, Ultrasons, Mois Multi, Network Music Festival and Montreal/New Musics. Past collaborators include artists such as Herman KolgenFélix-Antoine MorinXavier Ménard and Audrey Gaussiran.

As a musician/composer/turntablist/drummer/synth player, Francis has appeared in a number of musical projects over the years, most notably in Guâdjéwâ, Rouge Tonic, Kolabacats and ce qui nous traverse. Other highlights include being a sponge player in Martin Marier‘s Sponge Quintet and being one of the very first members of Nicolas Bernier’s Ensemble d’oscillateurs.

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