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Myriam Boucher

Disciplines: Digital artSound artVisual arts
Title and home institution: Composer and video artist, Université de Montréal Faculty of Music
Category of Fellowship: PRISM/Iméra residence, with support from CD 13
Residency length: February – July 2020

Research project 

Towards an Art of Rhetoric: The Audiovisual Relationship in Video Music

Summary of the research project 

The goal of such a project is to get the composer to explore new ways of combining music, sound and image. Led by Jean-Pierre Moreau in the PRISM laboratory, the work on this aspect – both phenomenological and semiological of this sound/image relationship – seems to us to bring a substantial advance in this direction. By studying the sound/image couple through perception and representation, it becomes possible to open avenues of research to understand it outside its main application (cinema), such as video music. The analytical point of view adopted here concerns the whole process of perception, focusing on how a work is perceived by an audio-viewer.


A composer and video artist, Myriam Boucher lives and works in Montreal, Canada. His sensitive and polymorphic work focuses on the organic relationship between music, sound and image. His creation is oriented towards works of video music, immersive projects and audiovisual performances. His work has been presented at more than 100 international events and festivals, including Mutek (CA), Igloofest (CA) and Kontakte (DE). His works have been placed in several official selections and have been awarded among others at the electroacoustic composition competitions Jeu de Temps 2015 and 2016 (first prize), LUFF 2017 (best experimental short film), at the 2015 JIM Electroacoustic Composition Competition and the 2015 Euterke Video Grant.

Appels à candidature

Les résidences de recherche que propose l’Iméra, Institut d’études avancées (IEA) d’Aix-Marseille Université, s’adressent aux chercheurs confirmés – académiques, scientifiques et/ou artistes. Ces résidences de recherche sont distribuées sur quatre programmes (« Arts & sciences : savoirs indisciplinés », « Explorations interdisciplinaires », « Méditerranée » et « Utopies nécessaires »).