(photo credit: Jonathan Goulet)
Symon Henry works on a variety of creative projects – composition, performance, improvisation – exploring the boundaries between music and other art forms. His first collection of poetry, son corps parlait pour ne pas mourir, was published by Éditions de la Tournure, while his visual work has been exhibited in Canada and Italy. His graphical scores were the subject of an art book, also at Éditions de la Tournure.
Henry’s artistic approach questions the notion of identity and has been influenced by his studies in Montréal, Paris and Stuttgart. His works have been performed in North America, Europe and Asia by ensembles such as the HSO Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Ensemble SurPlus and Nouvel Ensemble Moderne.
His work voir dans le vent qui hurle les étoiles rire, et rire, a 40-minutes piece co-composed with Yannick Plamondon for the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and marimbist Anne-Julie Caron, was performed in September 2016 to celebrate the inauguration of the new Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Symon is Génération2016 laureate and has taken part in the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal Canadian tour.