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Het begon allemaal in Baie-Saint-Paul, een dorpje vlak bij Quebec City in Canada. Daar trok begin jaren '80 een groep kleurrijke personages door de straten, op stelten, jonglerend, dansend, vuurspuwend en musicerend. Zij vormden 'Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul' (de steltenlopers van Baie-Saint-Paul), een straattheatergezelschap opgericht door Gilles Ste-Croix. Toen al waren de mensen in het dorp erg onder de indruk van de jonge artiesten, waaronder een zekere Guy Laliberté, de latere oprichter en CEO van Cirque du Soleil.
 
 
 

Biografie

Guy Desrochers

Sound Designer

Guy Desrochers spearheaded the sound design of the Cirque du Soleil shows Nouvelle Expérience (1992), Fascination (1992) and Dralion (1999). A passionate artist, he also created the soundscape for the North American, European and Asian tours of Alegría.

During his career, he designed the sound for more than 300 hours worth of shows, festivals and gala events, plying his trade alongside a multitude of artists spanning a wide range of musical styles. While in Montreal, he worked on the sound design of four opera productions: Nelligan, Aïda, Carmen and Les Ailes du Feu, a work by composer Philippe Leduc. He also worked in tandem with a number of major artists in the entertainment business, such as Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Chris de Burgh and André-Philippe Gagnon.

His outstanding work garnered him numerous award nominations from the Quebec TV and entertainment industry. In 1994, Desrochers received a Félix for best sound designer from the Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ).

In 2001, he completed the sound design for the show Cheval, a production by Cheval-Théâtre, an equestrian circus company founded by Gilles Ste-Croix.

In 2002, Cirque du Soleil sadly learned of the passing of Guy Desrochers. However, thanks to the Dralion show, his work is still very much alive.