Louis Dufort, from Montréal, is a prolific composer in several formats: fixed media, mixed music with live processing, visual music, and installation. He received several commissions from various musical ensembles and organizations: ACREQ, SMCQ, Akousma, Chants libres, Codes d’accès, ECM+, Quasar, Quatuor Bozzini, Ubisoft, Musée Pointe-à-Callière, ZKM, Sixtrum, and Radio-Canada. He has also been a regular collaborator with Compagnie Marie Chouinard since 1996. In 2018, he composed the soundtrack for Denys Arcand’s movie La chute de l’empire américain (The Fall of the American Empire).
In addition to his creative work, Louis Dufort teaches composition at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and is the artistic director of the Akousma festival. In February 2018, he received the 2016-17 Opus Award for Director of the Year for the Akousma 13 festival.