It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website of Studio Octoma. For many years, I tailored my style alongside artists, stage directors and distinguished creators. Music is alive, timeless, itself transforming at the discretion of the projects.
Sometimes fictitious, sometimes current, it also can be supportive. That is to say that it supports the unfolding of the drama as well in the plays as in the films. In that instance, it can be rhythmical, dynamic or ever-evolving. What interests me above all, is the impact caused by music as a universal language.
Since my early childhood, I have been fascinated by music. Without a doubt because it brings me closer to nature, to my own true nature. Although its fabric is a well structured and organized matter, it firstly remains sensorial. I am convinced that its presence and its daily practice is essential for our lives.
I have been a composer, an orchestrator, and arranger and a pianist for more than thirty years. I lived in Europe (France, Suisse, Belgique et Monaco) at many instances to further my studies and practice my profession. I completed my musical training at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec as well as at the Consevatoire de musique de Strasbourg.
The emotional quality is for me the most important stake! With the passing of time, I realized that my versatility is the crucial actor strengthening my musical signature, either classical or contemporary. I always address my projects with a fresh ear for I believe in boldness. In my approach, I am truly committed and I constantly seek new stylistic proposals.
One can find my music on stage (theater), at the movies, on television, in new media and at special events. I put at the forefront strong melodies supported by modern harmonies and contemporary textures. I never hesitate to merge genres in order to create new musical surroundings.
More than 200 original designs of music for the stage:
plays, musicals, galas, special events, etc.
Frame by frame musical working for movies produced by NFB/ONF (National Film Board/Office National du Film), ECP, Radio-Canada, Trinôme, MiLimiLifilms, etc.
Join Marjorie Prime Composer Christian Thomas in the recording studio and find out how he created the original music for the upcoming Segal Centre production.
The new theatrical success from the author Michel Tremblay, directed by Michel Poirier and the music by Christian Thomas.
At Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne, starring Benoît Brière, Martin Drainville and Luc Guérin. Directed by Alain Zouvi, and the music by Christian Thomas.
Yves ADAM, sax | Nicolas BELPAIRE, arranger and bassist | Stéphane BOURASSA, arranger and composer | Michaël E. DELANEY, sound mixer | Michel DUBEAU, sax and duduk | Michel DUPIRE, percussionist | Jean-François GAGNON, trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist | Gisèle FILION, composer and author | Jonathan GOULET, composer and copyist | Christine HARVEY, cellist | Dr. Martin HARVEY, pianist | Marie-Chantal LAMBERT, mezzo-soprano | Manuel LAROCHE, author | Michel LEJEUNE, administrator | Geneviève LENOIR, coloratura soprano | Chantal PARENT, soprano | Claude PARENT, pianist and composer | Isabelle RAJOTTE, soprano and vibratory singing
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