Desjardins, André Luc
Desjardins, André Luc. Composer, arranger, b Lévis, near Quebec City, 12 Feb 1955; M MUS electroacoustics (Montreal) 1987. He studied with Pierick Houdy, Armando Santiago, Yves Daoust and Marcelle Deschênes. He won a 1981 CAPAC prize with Handicap for unaccompanied choir (1981), a second prize, in the mixed-media music category, at the 12th-International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges (1984) with Manu Militari for tuba and tape (1982-4), and a mention at the 16th anniversary of that competition (1988) with Là où mène le monde for flute and tape (1986). He has received commissions from ACREQ and the Tibia Quartet of Holland. He began to write song arrangements and produce popular and commercial music in 1979. His output includes about 15 works. Desjardins was a member of the board of administrators of the Assn de musique actuelle de Québec 1982-3 and vice-president of the board of ACREQ 1983-5. In 1990 in Montreal, he founded his own publishing and recording company, Des Alentours Enr.