Avant-garde Music & Multimedia in the Pacific Northwest

Jamie Drouin
Composer, sound artist, improvisor
Jamie Drouin (b.1970) is a Canadian electronic music composer, sound artist, and improvisor. His minimalist works explore the unique perceptual experiences which can emerge from reduced palettes, and the gradual interchange of tones. These compositions speak of stasis and change, expanding to fill the room like temporary sculptures of evolving mass and weight.

Drouin’s primary instrument is the analogue synthesizer, with the additional timbres and noises, introduced by the slightest variation in electrical current, becoming important elements of change and chance in the final compositions.

Drouin has collaborated with several international artists, including projects with Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Crys Cole, Olaf Hochherz, Karl Kliem, Hannes Lingens, Yann Novak, Mathieu Ruhlmann, and Sabine Vogel. He co-founded Infrequency Editions in 2001 with artist Lance Austin Olsen. Together, they have produced numerous collaborative artworks, compositions, and installations.

Featured at numerous international venues including Deutschlandradio Kultur (Germany), Sonica (Slovenia), Henry Art Gallery (USA), Biennial of the Americas (USA), Mutek (Canada), and TodaysArt (Netherlands). Drouin’s projects have also been supported by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, and the British Columbia Arts Council.

Recent published solo and collaborative audio works are available from Another Timbre, Caduc, Infrequency Editions, Intonema, Mikroton, Rhizome.s.

Jamie Drouin lives and works in Victoria, BC.