Yves Daoust

Yves Daoust ( born April 10, 1946 in Longueuil / Québec ) is a Canadian composer.


Daoust received from the seventh age of a piano education. At the age of sixteen he composed a film score for prepared piano, and at age nineteen he completed his first electroacoustic composition. From 1966 to 1971 he studied at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec piano with Irving Heller and composition with Gilles Tremblay, then electro-acoustic composition with Alain Savouret, Gilbert Amy and the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges in France.

Already during his studies in Quebec he wrote with Maurice Blackburn and Norman McLaren film scores for the National Film Board ( NFB). After his return from France, he worked from 1976 to 1979 in the studios of the NFB. Since 1978, he taught at the conservatory solfege and music analysis. In the early 1980s, he initiated here the training program for electroacoustic composition.

Daoust is a pioneer of electroacoustic music in Quebec and one of the most prolific composers in this field. At the international competition of the Groupe de musique expérimentale de Bourges in 1980 he received the First and Grand Prize, in 1994 the price euphony d'Or. Daoust is working with well-known instrumentalists such as pianist Anne Barteletti and Manuel Schweizer, the flutist Lise Daoust, the keyboardist Anne Gaudemer, hornist Louis -Philippe Marsolais and harpsichordist Catherine Perrin. With Denis Gougeon, he wrote two stage works for the L' Arsenal de musique.


  • Trois fois quatre, 1971
  • Tout le monde est d' bonne humeur for tape, 1978
  • Quatuor for tape, 1979
  • Valse for instrumental ensemble and tape, 1980
  • En hommage à Maurice Blackburn, Composition for radio, 1982, 1995
  • Petite musique sentimentale for piano and tape, 1984
  • Carnaval for actresses group and tape, 1984
  • Le Monde de la musique merveilleux for clarinet, saxophone, percussion and tape, 1985
  • Adagio for flute and tape, 1986
  • Fantaisie, composition for broadcasting, 1986
  • Il était une fois ... ( conte sans paroles ), 1986
  • Il était un fois for tape, 1987
  • Variations sur un air d' accordéon for tape, actor and accordion, 1988
  • Ouverture for tape, 1989
  • Suite baroque for tape, 1989
  • L' Entrevue for accordion and tape, 1991
  • Water Music for tape, 1991
  • Montréal sacre, 1992
  • Résonances for tape, 1992
  • Impromptu for tape, 1994
  • Impromptu for piano, synthesizer, sampler and tape, 1995
  • Bruits for tape, 1997-2001
  • Planète Baobab for orchestra and live electronics ( with D.Gougeon ), 1999
  • Objet trouvé, 2002
  • Le temps fixé, 2004
  • Alice for orchestra and live electronics ( with D.Gougeon ), 2004
  • About Time, 2005
  • Man
  • Born in 1946
  • Canadian Composer