In 2017, Pierre-Olivier Roy participated in an artistic residency for the creation of an interactive musical installation at the Chambre blanche (the first center for artists founded in Quebec City in 1978). He was selected for the quality of his work and his vision of integrating instrumental composition and musical technologies. His work Machine Musique was exhibited at the Musée de la civilization from April to June 2017.
His works have received awards in a variety of contexts, including the SOCAN Foundation (Prix Serge-Garant) for Cinq pamphlets pour ailleurs. In 2016, his piece Sous un ciel qui grafigne was nominated for the Prix Opus in the Concert of the Year – Québec category, for which he was also awarded the Hommage aux créateurs de l’Université Laval in 2017. His research, creation and development activities have been supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Awards and selections
- Research Residence (Chambre blanche) (2017)
- Laureate, Hommage aux créateurs de l’Université Laval (2017)
- Nomination for the Prix Opus (Concert of the Year - QC) (2017)
- Associate Composer, Canadian Music Center (2016)
- Arraymusic, Young Composers Workshop, Toronto (2011)
- New music composition workshop, Metz (2010)
- Master in music - composition, Université Laval (2010)
- 3rd Prize Serge-Garant, SOCAN Foundation (2009)
- NCA Composers Program, Ottawa (2009)
- Rencontre de musiques nouvelles du Domaine Forget (2007)
- MAX/MSP (IRCAM), Metz (2007)
- Composer's Kitchen of Bozzini String Quartet, Montreal (2006)
- Consort Contemporain de Québec, Québec (2006)