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Serge Garant (1929--1986) By Bazin, Paul

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1080-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 01 June 2023, from


Composer, conductor, teacher, radio host, artistic director and music critic, Serge Garant has been one of the main figures in the Canadian contemporary music landscape. His early works bore the influences of Messiaen and Boulez, and his maturity style was that of a complex alloy between the rigorous post-serialism structural tendencies and controlled indeterminacy. Lyrical by nature, the music of Serge Garant is a rich testimony of a search for a balance between rigor and intuition, a goal shared by several composers of his generation.

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Bazin, Paul. "Serge Garant (1929--1986)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Jun. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1080-1

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