Upon our call for soundworks Borders Sounds-Sounds from the borders Martin Bédard has submitted Check Point, a fourteen minute sound piece that is not about a specific or real geographic border but it is based on the concept of the border. It's a journey across the many frontiers, from one land to the other, one territory to the other.
Martin Bédard - born in Québec City in 1970 - studied music at Université Laval and at the Conservatoire de musique both in Québec City and in Montréal. As an electroacoustic composer, Martin explores the realms of instrumental and mixed composition. His ultimate artistic concern though remains the sound event as a means of expression through intelligent sound architecture.
Martin earned his master's degree in electroacoustic composition under the direction of composers Yves Daoust and André Fecteau at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, graduating with honours. He is currently a lecturer and a PhD student in electroacoustic composition with composer Robert Normandeau at Université de Montréal.
Martin was selected for the San Francisco Tape Music Festival (USA, 2007), Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (USA, 2007), the Seoul international computer music festival (Seoul, Korea, 2006), the IXe Cycle de Concerts de Musique par Ordinateur 2006/07 (Université Paris VIII) and the Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music (Belfast, UK, 2006). He is a two-time winner in the Jeu de temps/Times Play competition (JTTP, Canada, 2003 and 2005) organized by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).