Tom Jacques

Tom Jacques' artirstic approach  evolves between composition, improvisation, interpretation and the design of sound devices. Living in the Lower Saint-Lawrence region he works mainly in contemporary and jazz music. His projects are rooted in a variety of practices, including music, sound installation, lutherie, digital art, craft and visual arts. The fabrication of new devices is at the center of his compositional approach, guiding him towards multiple musical directions without constraining him to the limits of conventional musical instruments. Member of several ensembles, he also collaborates with artists from all horizons.

During his residency at Fonderie Darling, Tom Jacques wishes to pursue his most recent research in musical composition with the medium of air through his project Chsfsfssttpsch. Integrating more rudimentary tools such as breath or flutes, he also used more complex and automated devices, such as 7 small mismatched organs, scattered accordion windchests, a series of modified calls activated by solenoids, a drum set modified to produce bird sounds, and more.


Tom Jacques studied classical percussion at the Rimouski Conservatory of Music and then became interested in jazz. Through the production company Tour de Bras and le Grand groupe régional d'improvisation libérée, he was introduced to the contemporary and improvised music scene. Since then, he has also been interested in musique contemporaine and microtonal music as well as some traditional music.Tom Jacques is the 2021 laureate of the Prix de l'artiste de l'année du Bas-Saint-Laurent, awarded by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the 2017 laureate of the Prix à la relève artistique du Bas-Saint-Laurent, awarded by Culture Bas-Saint-Laurent.

Recent exhibitions


7 MOUVEMENTS D'AIR, Parcours d’art sonore du Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV)


Trajet pas pareil, Sound installation, Parvis du Musée régional de Rimouski 

Trajet pas pareil, Sound installation, Parcours d’art sonore du Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV)

COMMENT OÙ LE SON, Travelling exhibition, Voir à l’est art contemporain.