Maxime Goulet (composer)

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Background information
Born (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 40)
Montreal, Canada
Occupation(s)Composer
Websitemaximegoulet.com
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NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
EducationBachelor of Music
Alma materUniversité de Montréal

Maxime Goulet (born June 7, 1980) is a Montreal-based Canadian composer who writes concert music as well as video game soundtracks. He currently teaches composition at the University of Sherbrooke[1] in Quebec, Canada.

Biography

Maxime Goulet was born and raised in Montreal, Canada to a French speaking family. He studied music composing at Université de Montréal[2] with Alan Belkin. He earned his B. Mus. in 2005 and his Master's degree in 2007. Later, he attended several trainings and master classes, namely at the Festival international du film d'Aubagne in 2007,[3] and the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, with Richard Bellis in Los Angeles in 2009.

Career

Concert music

The concert music of Maxime Goulet has been performed by a wide range of ensembles and musicians in countries around the world, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra,[4] the Vancouver Opera,[5] the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,[6] the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, the Houston Symphony,[7] the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra,[8] the Orchestre Régional de Basse Normandie,[9] the National Art Center Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec,[10] the Orchestre Métropolitain,[11] the Pacific Opera Victoria,[12] the Ensemble Symphonique Neuchâtel[13] Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà.[14]

Some of Goulet's works entered David Daniels' Orchestral Music Handbook[15]

In 2008, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra commissions him the overture Citius, Altius, Fortius![16][17] to celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympics. In 2017, the work is featured on the album Les plaisirs coupables of the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, as well as on the album Jean-Willy Kunz: Au grand orgue Pierre-Béique, published at ATMA Classique[18]

In 2011-2012, as part of the Brott Music Festival, he was Composer-in-Residence for the National Academy Orchestra of Canada[19] During his residency, he composed Symphonic Chocolates, an orchestral suite meant to accompany chocolate tasting[20] In 2014, the work is recorded by the Prague FILMharmonic orchestra and released on the album Chocolats symphoniques.[21]

In 2013-2014, he was Composer-in-Residence for McGill Chamber Orchestra[22] During his residency, he composed the clarinet concerto Fishing Story.[23]

In 2017, he composed a movement of the collective work La Symphonie d'Hochelaga, commissioned for the 375th anniversary of Montreal and premiered by Orchestre Métropolitain.[24]

That same year, he was also commissioned, for the 150th anniversary of Canada, to compose United Anthems, an orchestral mashup of 35 national anthems from around the world, as part of a Canada-wide project launched by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.[25][26][27][28]

In 2018, he composed a piano concerto titled Checkmate and inspired by the legendary 1996 match, in which IBM’s Deep Blue computer defeated former world chess champion Garry Kasparov. It was commissioned and premiered by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and pianist Lara Downes.[29][30]

In 2020, he published the song cycle Micro Meteo as a series of short videos.[31]

Video game music

Between 2007 and 2013, Maxime Goulet has been staff composer for Gameloft[32] During his tenure, he wrote music for video games such as Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War,[33] The Amazing Spider Man, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, Dungeon Hunter 4,[34] Order & Chaos Online, Wild Blood, Shrek Forever After and Iron Man 2.

Since 2013, Maxime Goulet has been working as a freelance video game composer. He has composed music for games such as Roller Coaster Tycoon World, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and “Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade”.

In 2017, along with Orchestre Métropolitain and conductor Dina Gilbert, he created The Montreal Video Game Symphony, a multimedia concert that features music of games developed in the city of Montreal.[35][36]

References

  1. "GOULET, Maxime - École de musique - Université de Sherbrooke". www.usherbrooke.ca. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  2. "Université de Montréal", Wikipédia (in français), 2020-09-21, retrieved 2020-09-21
  3. "Cinezik.org : les Infos". www.cinezik.org. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  4. "L'ARTISTE DE LA SEMAINE | Maxime Goulet: l'imagination débordante d'un compositeur, au delà des jeux vidéo". Ludwig Van Montreal. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  5. "L'ARTISTE DE LA SEMAINE | Maxime Goulet: l'imagination débordante d'un compositeur, au delà des jeux vidéo". Ludwig Van Montreal. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  6. "Listen to 25 national anthems… in just 2 minutes". Classic FM. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  7. "L'ARTISTE DE LA SEMAINE | Maxime Goulet: l'imagination débordante d'un compositeur, au delà des jeux vidéo". Ludwig Van Montreal. 2018-11-19. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  8. "Greater Hamilton Musician: An Interview With Maxime Goulet, Composer-in-Residence, National Academy Orchestra". Greater Hamilton Musician. 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  9. "Concert au Chocolat". www.regarts.org. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  10. "L'Orchestre symphonique de Québec et la Symphonie du jeu vidéo". www.mediades2rives.com. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  11. "Une exaltante expérience orchestrale et visuelle". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  12. Desk, BWW News. "THE FLIGHT OF THE HUMMINGBIRD, An Opera For Children Streaming Beginning May 19". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  13. "Au théâtre du Passage, l'Ensemble symphonique Neuchâtel a accordé ses violons avec du chocolat". www.arcinfo.ch (in français). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  14. "Angèle Dubeau et la Pietà: blancs sentiments". La Presse (in français). 2014-10-24. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  15. "Maxime Goulet – Daniels' Orchestral Music Online". Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  16. "The Mathematics of Music". Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  17. ICI.Radio-Canada.ca, Zone Arts-. "Citius! Altius! Fortius! pour la première fois à Rimouski". Radio-Canada.ca (in français). Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  18. "Have You Not Heard?". www.pipedreams.org. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  19. Fawcett, David S. (2013-08-08). "Composer's Notebook: Ian Parker Plays Gershwin at the Brott Festival". Composer's Notebook. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  20. "Chocolats symphoniques". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  21. https://www.mattv.ca/lancement-des-chocolats-symphoniques/
  22. "Chocolats symphoniques". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  23. "Bricolage…". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  24. "Un succès pour La Symphonie d'Hochelaga". Un succès pour La Symphonie d'Hochelaga. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  25. "Watch: Orchestral Mashup Blends 35 National Anthems | WQXR Blog". WQXR. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  26. Orchestra, Toronto Symphony (2016-08-05). "McGill Chamber Orchestra". TSO Canada Mosaic. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  27. "'United Anthems' celebrates diversity for Canada's 150th anniversary | Watch News Videos Online". Global News. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  28. "Listen to 25 national anthems… in just 2 minutes". Classic FM. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  29. "ROCO brings music to the famous 'Deep Blue' chess match". HoustonChronicle.com. 2018-09-19. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  30. March 23, Chris Gray; March 27, 2020Updated; 2020; Am, 8:21. "ROCO ahead of the corona curve with an emphasis on streaming". Preview | Houston Arts & Entertainment Guide. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  31. "Les éclaircies poétiques de Maxime Goulet". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  32. Staff, Variety; Staff, Variety (2009-07-13). "Maxime Goulet". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  33. Ortiz, Lisa (2014-12-17), Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War (Action, War), Tyler Bunch, Kevin T. Collins, Michael Leigh Cook, Wayne Grayson, Gameloft, Gearbox Software, retrieved 2020-09-21
  34. "Dungeon Hunter 4 (Video Game 2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-09-21.
  35. Rodriguez, Christophe. "Orchestre Métropolitain : la fabuleuse symphonie du jeu vidéo". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  36. "Une exaltante expérience orchestrale et visuelle". Le Devoir (in français). Retrieved 2020-09-09.

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