Kevin Gironnay

Sporobole's Residency for Sound Window

02.10 — 08.10 / 2017

It’s with a great pleasure that Sporobole will host Kevin Gironnay during a two-week residency in 2017. Kevin is the winner of the second “Sporobole Residency Contest” that was open to students at Université de Montréal’s digital music sector. During the residency, Kevin will compose a new multichannel work for Sporobole’s Sound Window which is comprised of 16 outdoors speakers.


Project description

by Kevin Gironnay


I would like to tune the music with its precise context, his surroundings.

By getting the live weather data of Sherbrooke, and by taking the actual day and the actual hour, a music will be generated and musical parameters (timbre, speed, length, intensity, etc…) will be modified by the meteorological parameters (wind, temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity, condition, visibility,…).

Music will literally be conditioned by what is going on “in the air”.




Born in 1989, and lives in Montreal. Kevin Gironnay creates acousmatic and mixed music, produces music for sound installations, videos and dance, and performs improvised music, in solo or collaborations. His work is focused on taming chaotic elements into musical contents by using conceptual or concrete processes, hence his love for improvisation. He is also dedicated to shaping musical ideas in the micro and macro domains, hence his love for composition.

As sound engineer and radio art enthusiast and practitioner, his relationship with sound as a medium is a happy marriage, still filled with passion and everyday amazement. And he still tries to believe the feeling is mutual. Sound is his first and main material and musicality his artistic purpose. Nearing the end of his master’s degree with Nicolas Bernier, Kevin Gironnay has been influenced by the teaching of Christine Groult, Horacio Vaggione, Denis Dufour, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, Lorenzo Bianchi and Giacomo Platini.

His music has been played in Canada, China, United States and throughout Europe. His composition work is supported by the Ensemble de Musique Interactive (EMI). He is an active member of the collective Unmapped, dedicated to electroacoustic improvised music, since 2012, and he founded in 2016 an improvised mixed music band, Ensemble ILÉA.