This website describes various artistic creation processes I experienced with prominent Quebec directors and choreographers between 1997 and 2007. My aim is that it becomes a valuable reference, amongst others, for practitioners and theorists alike, interested in exploring sound design and sound art.
Nancy Tobin graduated with a B.A. in Theater from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her practice in sound design focuses on two main areas: museum installations (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, galleries B312, Skol, LaCentrale Powerhouse, Darling Foundry, Centre Oboro) and stage performance in contemporary dance and theatre (Montréal Danse, Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, UBU compagnie de création, Le Carré des Lombes).
“Mastering amplification systems in a sensitive and sophisticated way, she creates subtle intimate atmospheres that take advantage of the acoustic characteristics of the space as well as the technical and musical performance capabilities of the instruments and equipment available to her.”1
The excellence and originality of her work have merited her several awards over the years and make her an appreciated collaborator of many well-known directors and choreographers (Denis Marleau, François Girard, Wajdi Mouawad, Danièle Desnoyers).
Since 2004, she teaches sound design at the École supérieure de théâtre de l’UQAM.
1Free translation : Bertin, R. (collaborateur) (2008). Dictionnaire des artistes du théâtre québécois, Michel Vaïs (auteur), Montréal: Éditions Québec Amérique, p. 382.