Francis Lecavalier is a Montreal-based programmer, creative coder, composer and musician. He is currently Co-director and Lead Back-End Developer of the Valorisation de la Recherche department at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT). Francis has a DEC in Computer Studies from the Collège de Valleyfield, as well as a B. Mus. in Digital Music from the Université de Montréal, where he studied under the direction of Olivier Bélanger and Patrick Saint-Denis.
As a creative coder, Francis mostly works with other composers, dancers and digital artists to help bring their creative visions to life. His code has been featured in the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quartiers Danses, Festival de Troi(e)s and the Montreal/New Musics festivals. His past collaborations include artists such as Herman Kolgen, Félix-Antoine Morin, Xavier Ménard and Audrey Gaussiran.
As a composer, producer, turntablist, drummer, DJ and synth player, Francis has appeared in a number of musical projects over the years, most notably for rock/rap band Guâdjéwâ, electropop duo Rouge Tonic and electronic music collective Kolabacats. Other highlights include being a spongist in Martin Marier‘s Sponge Quintet and being featured on Ensemble d’oscillateurs de l’Université de Montréal‘s first release on LINE.
As part of his work at the SAT, Francis leads a 10-person team dedicated to the development of Free and Open-Source Software mainly focusing on telepresence, streaming and haptic feedback for artistic purposes.
francis [at] lecavalier [dot] net