Jean-François Denis first discovered electroacoustics during a summer course given by Kevin Austin in 1981 at Concordia University in Montréal. Hooked, he pursued music studies at Mills College in Oakland (California, USA) under David Rosenboom (MFA, 1984). In 1995 he was presented the Jean A. Chalmers Award for Musical Composition — Presenters’ Award for his contribution to the diffusion of new Canadian (electroacoustic music) work. He is the director of DIFFUSION i MéDIA (1989) which produces and distributes empreintes DIGITALes labels, among others and is one of the three co-founders of Réseaux des arts médiatiques (1991). He has also been on many boards of directors: Conseil québécois de la musique (CQM) (for several years, until September 1998), Canadian Music Centre — Québec Region (2001-08), Canadian Music Centre — National (2002-08), Et Marianne et Simon (2001-), Les Filles électriques (2001-07), and The SOCAN Foundation (2003-).
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