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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984,Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Simon Carpentier

Composer and Musical Director
Luzia
Canadian composer Simon Carpentier writes music for live shows, albums, film, television series, theatre, and events. He took his first piano lessons at the age of seven and began his professional career in Quebec City, where his personal recording studio was next door to a rehearsal studio used by musicians working in all genres. Simon first made his mark writing music for commercials and picked up more than 20 Quebec and international awards. His music earned him a Chicago-based Mobius Award for excellence in cinema advertising. Simon’s name appears in the credits of numerous films and TV shows for a variety of networks including TV5, Fox, and CBC. He composed the score for the 72-episode teen drama series Big Wolf On Campus broadcast in 150 countries. His music was a major factor in the success of Italian quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti’s one-man show presented in London, Paris, Poland, Italy, and Spain. The rhythmic and emotional strength of his music was heard during the two-hour Moving Stars and Earth for Water show as part of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté’s 2009 Poetic Social Mission aboard the International Space Station. The show was broadcast in 14 cities simultaneously around the world and involved celebrities such as Peter Gabriel, Shakira, U2, Julie Payette, and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Prior to LUZIA, Simon Carpentier wrote music for Cirque du Soleil shows Zumanity, WINTUK, and Banana Shpeel.