Rémy Bélanger de Beauport

violoncelliste improvisateur | free improv cellist


The musical equivalent of Harry Houdini
— The Whole Note
Prodigieusement nietzschéen
— Kateri Lemmens

Free-improv cellist and composer Rémy Bélanger de Beauport’s artistic practice as an experimental musician dates back to his teenage years. Influenced by Charlotte Moorman, Karlheinz Stockhausen or NIRVANA, he publishes solo, duo, trio up to large ensemble recordings since 2003. His approach is based on the body, intuition and interaction, sound textures and an intense focus on unfolding structures.

Rémy Bélanger de Beauport is currently based in Québec City, Canada where he directs EMIQ Ensemble de musique improvisée de Québec as well as collaborating with dance, poetry and performance art. An occasional performer of written music, he specializes in alternative approaches and notations. He graduated in composition, music theory and mathematics, plays over 150 concerts in Canada, Germany, Mexico, France and Italy with Lori Freedman, Jean Derome, Now and Then, Ensemble SuperMusique, GGRIL and takes free improv masterclasses with Joëlle Léandre, Fred Frith and Tristan Honsinger.