Bob & Bill (Guy Dubuc)
Composers and Musical Directors
Composers, arrangers and orchestrators Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard, who work professionally as “Bob & Bill,” are well known for their ability to blur the lines between genres and styles and have vast experience in the entertainment and media worlds.
In 2003, the two partners composed the music for Splinter Cell (Pandora Tomorrow), a best-selling Ubisoft video game for which they also created the sound effects. In 2004, Bob & Bill supplied the music direction and arrangements for Cirque du Soleil’s mega show Midnight Sun celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
They have produced several record albums including Monica Freire’s Bahiatronica and Pink Floyd Redux, a collection of remixed songs from the British cult band, as well as the soundtrack album for the Cirque du Soleil show KOOZA. Three-time nominees for a Quebec music industry ADISQ award, Bob & Bill also created the music for several films and television series. In 2008, they released their own first album, Crime Report, a work combining electronic and organic sounds.
Bob & Bill have been working steadily with Cirque du Soleil since 2007, creating the musical arrangements for many special events, including Cirque's production for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. In 2009, they composed the music for director Robert Lepage’s production Pageant de Canotgraphie.
Cultures and genres collide in the music and lyrics they have written and arranged for TOTEM in a fitting reflection of the show’s own themes. "Each acrobatic number has its own respiration, its own rhythm, and its own arc,” say Bob & Bill. “The music has to take that into account – not only in the interests of the audience, but in the interests of the artists too."
Guy Dubuc was born in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, in 1971.
Marc Lessard was born in Quebec City in 1968.