Cléo Palacio-Quintin

Constantly seeking new means of expression and eager to create, the flutist-improviser-

composer Cléo Palacio-Quintin (1971) takes part in many premieres as well as improvisational multidisciplinary performances, and composes instrumental and electro-

acoustic music for various ensembles and media works. Since 1999, she is developing the

hyper-flutes. Interfaced to a computer by means of electronic sensors, these enhanced flutes enables her to compose novel interactive electroacoustic soundscapes and videos. She is the first women to own a Doctorate in Electro-Acoustic Composition from the Université de Montréal (2012) and is a collaborator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).

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