Normand Gasnier, composer

"Music creation for me is an extension of who we are and it will certainly be reflected to the ears of the listener.An essential and sacred daily work is activated while never forcing anything; listen to and decode morning music flying around and inside. Instrumental or vocal music, images put in scenario are immediately put in construction to give a logical and artistic thread to finally become a story. The lyricism, the fantastic, the sacred, the history and the languages ​​of the peoples feed me and fascinate me, taking life with harmony in a simple and true musical language. A universal cinematographic style! "

Normand Gasnier, composer


Composer born in Alma, Quebec, Canada, Normand Gasnier has a background of his  father  who was a musician of popular and folk music that has influenced him the classical and lyrical music that he has worked, all these influences have forged his musical universe.


He studied music at Cégep d'Alma (guitar, piano and violin), then composition with François Morel and conducting at Laval University in Quebec, and Gregorian chant and sacred music in England and in France.


An eclectic composer, since 1998 he has made albums of world music, popular music and sacred music. In 2007, he decided to devote himself mainly to conducting and composing orchestral, choral and operatic music.


He was founder and music director of the Société Harmonique de Québec from 2007-2010 (name of the first orchestra in Canada founded in 1820 by his German ancestor Frédéric Glackmeyer) and in 2011 of the Kosmopolite Orchestra of Paris. In 2012, he is the founder and head of the Fidélys Choir of Alma and, in 2013-2015-2017, directed the Grand Choir of La Gaillarde, Alliance des chorales, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (150 to 250 singers).


In 2015 he produced his first opera Rabbi and The New World in 2017, in which he composes music, writes the libretto, and directs music.


His music is a flood of images describing the inspiration of the subject treated with emotions and harmonies, a universal cinematographic style.

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