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 VictoriavilleQuartiers Danses and the Montreal/New Musics festivals. His past collaborations include artists such as Herman KolgenFélix-Antoine MorinXavier 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.