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Flore Laurentienne
Marc-Etienne Mongrain
Marc-Étienne Mongrain
Marc-Étienne Mongrain
Marc-Etienne Mongrain
Marc-Étienne Mongrain
Marc-Étienne Mongrain

Flore Laurentienne is an open window to the technicolor soundscapes of Mathieu David Gagnon – the Canadian composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who shapes vast orchestral sound to interpret the rugged wilderness and waters of his native Québec. The namesake of an inventory documenting St. Lawrence Valley flora, Flore Laurentienne illumes the science and spirit of his surrounds through expansive string orchestrations melded with the textures and experimentation of early analogue synths.

Flore Laurentienne was nominated in seven categories at the 2020 ADISQ in Québec, winning the ‘Arrangement of the Year’ and ‘Sound Recording and Mixing of the Year’. In 2020, Volume I was longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and received four nominations at the Felix Awards for ‘Revelation of the Year’, ‘Songwriter of the Year’, ‘Critic’s Choice Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’. In 2021, Flore Laurentienne was nominated for the** Juno Awards** ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ in recognition for his contribution to Canadian music. In addition, Fleuve No. 1 opened the Chanel fashion show at Paris Fashion Week 2022.

8 tableaux, Flore Laurentienne's latest album, was released on March 1, 2024 on Secret City Records. On this new concept album, the composer, orchestrator and musician draws inspiration from the works of Jean Paul Riopelle.

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Awards & Recognition
  • Nominated at the 2021 JUNOS Awards for Instrumental Album of the Year
  • Nominated on the 2020 Polaris Prize Short List for Volume 1
  • Winner at the 2020 ADISQ for Arrangement of the Year for Volume 1
  • Winner at the 2020 ADISQ for Sound Recording and Mixing of the Year for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Best New Artist
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Album of the Year - Critic's Choice for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Author or Composer of the Year for Volume 1
  • Nominated at the 2020 ADISQ for Revelation of the Year for Volume 1
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Press Quotes

Une musique qui émerveille l’esprit

Arp. Media - Jocelyn Legault

Flore Laurentienne présente une proposition si originale et sensible qu’elle est incontournable dans le paysage québécois.

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ManagementCostume Records
Booking (Canada)Bonsound
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