- Sophie Galaise
(b Price, PQ, March 2, 1939). French-Canadian composer. After studying at the University of Montreal (BMus 1965, LMus 1967) with Garant, Papineau-Couture and others, she went to France to study at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales of ORTF, Paris (1968–9), with Guy Reibel, Henri Chiarucci and François Bayle. From 1968 to 1970 she attended a seminar with Pierre Schaeffer at the Paris Conservatoire and studied analysis and ethnomusicology with Olivier Alain at the Ecole César Franck. She went on to study aesthetics, analysis and ethnomusicology at the University of Paris, where her teachers included Daniel Charles, Claude Laloum and Jean-Etienne Marie, and ethnomusicology at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes du Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, Paris (1970–71).
After returning to Canada in 1971, Deschênes taught at the University Laval, Quebec City (1972–7), where she also conducted research into musical expression for the non-musician, and the University of Montreal (...