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  • Sophie Galaise


(b Notre-Dame-de-la-Doré, Aug 9, 1938; d Montreal, Feb 2, 1985). Canadian composer. She studied music at the Ecole Vincent-d'Indy with Claude Champagne and obtained a premier prix in composition at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal (1967). Among her teachers were Gilles Tremblay and Clermont Pépin. In 1967 she was the first woman to win the Prix d’Europe in composition with her work Modulaire. From 1968 to 1971 she undertook a course in electro-acoustic music with Schaeffer at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris. In 1969 she founded, with five composers from other countries, the Groupe International de Musique Electroacoustique de Paris (GIMEP) which gave concerts in Europe, South America and Canada until 1973. She returned in 1971 to Quebec where, along with the percussionists Guy Lachapelle and Robert Leroux, she founded the ensemble Polycousmie which mixed electro-acoustics with percussion and dance. Her work ...

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The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto, 2/1992)