Michel Longtin studied composition at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal, completing a Baccalaureate in Music (1973), a Master’s degree under André Prévost, and a doctorate with Serge Garant (1982). At the same time, he attended various music classes at McGill University and at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. He is currently a full professor of composition and analysis at the University of Montreal. Longtin was first interested in electroacoustic music for ten years. He began working on his Trilogie de la montagne at the Bourges Studio (France) in 1977, and completed it at the electronic music studio of McGill University in 1980. His themes, both in his instrumental music and his electroacoustic works, reflect an expressionist, albeit very personal, style. Programmatic elements are current features in works such as Trilogie, La route des Pèlerins reclus, Lettre posthume de Conrad and Quaternions.
[Canadian Music Centre, 2003]
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