Mathieu Lacroix is a Canadian-born composer, producer and sound programmer based in the medieval capital of Norway. In 2010, after years of playing drums for several bands, he moved to Norway and took one year to learn the language before starting a bachelor’s and, later, a master’s in Music Technology at NTNU. Early on, he decided to pursue his interests in the field of contemporary composition with an emphasis on mixed music. This meant studying composition with some of Norway’s leading composers such as Terje Bjørklund, Henning Sommerro and Ståle Kleiberg as well as studying electronics with the likes of Øyvind Brandtsegg, Trond Engum and Andreas Bergsland. This led to an understanding of both instrumental and acousmatic music idioms within the field of contemporary music.
While still a student, Mathieu started working as a stagehand and sound technician for many different events and bands around the city of Trondheim. This included working with Kaija Saariaho, doing the electronics for two concerts when she was in Trondheim, as well as being the concertmaster for DaFX in 2015. He also organized a short concert series for young contemporary music composers at NTNU.
His music is mainly mixed music that transcends the old idiom of tape music. He is interested in the use of real-time electronics and therefore has spent considerable time perfecting the art of programming. His music is written for both solo instruments and electronics, as well as larger ensembles. His music has been played both in Norway as well as Denmark. He has also worked several distinguished and prize-winning ensembles/artists both as a sound technician and composer.
Mathieu currently holds the position of Ph.D Candidate at NTNU with Andreas Bergsland, Trond Engum and Natasha Barrett as advisors, working in the field of mixed music, and the influence between electronic and compositional processes in contemporary music. He has taken additional education at IRCAM, presented at several international conferences as well as participated in several workshops with composers like Tristan Murail, Michael Obst, etc
Mathieu has a master’s degree in music technology, which includes production and mastering studies, as well as years of experience in the field. He has worked with recordings from classical music to rock. His experience varies from having assisted Norway’s broadcasting corporation’s tonmeister recording the Trondheim Symphonic Orchestra and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, to recording small chamber ensembles for the chamber music festival of Norway and other musicians. He has also worked as a live sound technician for jazz bands and metal bands.
Mathieu is currently available for recording, mixing and mastering music. Please send him an e-mail for more information and prices that will suit your needs and your budget.
Audio Clean Up
Music for Media and Film
Reaper and Wavelab
Flux Audio, Izotope, PSPAudio,
Fabfilter and many others
East West Quantum Leap, Vienna Symphonic Library,
Omnisphere, Komplete, Omnisphere, Toontrack,
Era and 8Dio
Clients have included:
Marita Rørstad, Manes, Duncan Patterson, Trondheim Guttekor, Soul Dissolution, Monica Trio, Maren Barlien, Ellen Lindquist and many others
Mathieu has worked extensively with electronics, both in his own compositions as a producer and for other composers. If you need any services within the world of electronics for contemporary music, please contact him.
Hi work has also embraced several new technologies such as the possibility of score-following by using Antescofo, and many other real-time processes. The reason for offering help for electronics is that Mathieu has often observed a breach of communication between programming people, musicians and composers. With his background in music technology and having worked in all of those roles, he feels confident in understanding the needs and realities of all three roles.
Some of his own applications and discussions on programming electronics can be seen by visiting the blog section.
When offering services to other composers and performers, please note that these are the main programs that Mathieu uses for making electronics: