Jean-Marie Cloutier

Jean-Marie Cloutier. Teacher, composer, (Quebec City, Aug 8, 1923 - Ste Agathe, Dec. 7, 1997); B.Mus. (Montreal) 1953, L.Mus. Sacred Music (ibid.), L.Mus. (ibid.) 1955.

Cloutier, Jean-Marie

Jean-Marie Cloutier. Teacher, composer, (Quebec City, Aug 8, 1923 - Ste Agathe, Dec. 7, 1997); B.Mus. (Montreal) 1953, L.Mus. Sacred Music (ibid.), L.Mus. (ibid.) 1955. After studying at the University of Montreal with Jean Papineau-Couture (composition), Georges-Émile Tanguay (harmony), and Jean Vallerand (orchestration), he wrote incidental music for the troupe the Jongleurs de la montagne, the theatre group the Apprentis sorciers, and the Théâtre de l'Égrégore. He worked as pianist and actor at La Roulotte, a children's theatre. He composed the sound track for Pierre Perrault's film Le Règne du jour (NFB 1967), and also the incidental music on the computer (1971) for Euripides' The Trojan Women. He wrote Hypothèses for ondes Martenot, premiered at the Nocturnales at the University of Montreal in 1971, and the opera Pour qui pour quoi with a libretto by Roland Laroche, excerpts of which were presented at the Atelier d'art lyrique in 1977. He also wrote the incidental music for Roland Lepage's play Le Temps d'une vie, which was produced by the Théâtre d'aujourd'hui (1977). He taught at various primary and secondary schools (1960-65) and was a professor at the Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal (1968-84), where he was secretary of the faculty (1969-76). His pupils included Michel Longtin, Denis Lorrain, and Pierre Trochu. His work with children at Notre-Dame-des-Rapides school from 1973 to 1976 provided the material for Découverte des sons (Quebec City 1976), a teaching guide on which he collaborated that deals with the child's creativity with regard to the acoustic world and music.