Soprano Pauline Vaillancourt, a native of Québec, is a lyric and contemporary artist whose performances have reached audiences across North America and Europe. A versatile talent, she has presented works by such diverse composers as Mather, Tremblay, Finnissy and Evangelista.
In addition to her credits as a performing artist, Vaillancourt is the founder and artistic director of Compagnie lyrique de création Chants Libres, an organization whose mission is to bridge all of the artistic disciplines-music, theater, the visual arts and electronic media-around the common theme of the human voice. Since 1991 the company has produced a new music-theater work each year, including, in 1995, an extraordinary set of vocal pieces for voice and tape by Scelsi.
Vaillancourt has been honored with the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council and the Flandres-Québec Prize for excellence in contemporary music performance.
Giacinto Scelsi: Canti di Capricorno (mode 95)