Francis Lecavalier is a Montreal-based creative coder and composer. 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 bachelor’s degree in Musiques numériques (Digital Music) from the Université de Montréal and has accumulated almost a decade of experience as a programmer, composer and improviser.
As a composer and musician, 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. He is also one of the cofounder of the Kolabacats electronic music collective.
As a creative coder, he works closely with composers, dancers and digital artists. 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 part of his work at the SAT, he leads a 5-person team dedicated to the development of Free and Open-Source Software mainly focusing on telepresence, streaming and immersion through haptic feedback.
francis [at] lecavalier [dot] net