alcides lanza, C.M.

alcides lanzaMontréal, Quebec

Through his innovative creations and mentorship, alcides lanza has influenced the next generation of electroacoustic musicians. As the former director of the Electronic Music Studio at McGill University, the Canadian-Argentinian composer created new ways of thinking and talking about music. In his compositions, recordings and piano performances around the world, he brought a unique blend of European avant-garde and American experimentalism, while acknowledging his South American heritage. As the organizer of contemporary music events, he has championed Canadian works in the Americas as well as in Europe.