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Hugo Blouin

double bass

Double bassist and sound artist, Hugo Blouin is interested in tradition, improvisation and experimentation. In 2016, he encounters the MAZ ship and crew at the junction of these currents and hops aboard. Over the last ten years, his work has been heard and acknowledged in Quebec, in Canada and in francophone Europe. He led and contributed to many projects in relation to his eclectic practice, from chanson française to sound art, to jazz and folk music. Among them : Brasser Brassens (chanson, with Sonia Painchaud), Jonathan Turgeon Trio (contemporary jazz), M’entends-tu? (poetry, with Véronique Bachand), Rose Vagabond (traditional/Cajun) and The Ossuary – a fire organ project (sound art, with Paul Grégoire). Certified accompanist for slam and live poetry acts, Hugo Blouin is also active on the experimental and improvised music scenes. Trained in both classical and jazz traditions, he now pursues his autodidact studies in Living Music with the communities of musicians around which he revolves.