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Marc-Étienne Mongrain
Marc-Étienne Mongrain

Student now Master, Mathieu David Gagnon has been around for quite some time working in the shadows of very remarkable projects. Although his early CEGEP studies prove his classical guitar abilities, Mathieu pushed the envelope a bit further into getting a bachelor’s in music-writing at the University of Montreal. His natural curiosity led him to only scratching a surface of a bigger academic project he was about to get into. Between 2011 and 2014, he finally moved to France to pursue a curriculum that would start answering most of his new questions. Balancing between his orchestration class at the d’Aubervillier Conservatory in Paris and the Bordeaux Conservatory, he honorably received the ‘’Premier en fugue’’ as well as the ‘'Prix de contrepoint et d’harmonie’’.

Imagine taking a Living Strings Collection vinyl or a vintage Technicolor film soundtrack and adding the imagery of a Spring in full bloom with the softest, most pastel paint. The marriage between his score-like string orchestrations along with analog synthesizers is an ingenious mix of the 50’s and 60’s familiar sounds. The eight pieces take you through seaside gardens and hills, pit-stopping into the window of his 1990’s gloomy living room. Mathieu’s very pure and certainly unique fugues Segway you into the sequences of repetitive streetlights and underground tunnels of road travel into the refreshing and familiar countryside. Mathieu David Gagnon’s music is an awakening of true beauty all around us.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Nominated at the JUNOS Awards 2021 for Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Nominated on the 2020 Polaris Prize Short List
  • Nominated at ADISQ 2020 for Album of the Year - Critic's Choice
  • Nominated at ADISQ 2020 for Author or Composer of the Year
  • Nominated at ADISQ 2020 for Revelation of the Year
  • Nominated at ADISQ 2020 for Album of the Year - Instrumental
ManagementCostume Records
Booking (Canada)Bonsound
Press (Canada)Six Media