Francis Dhomont is a pioneering composer of elecronic music. In Paris in the late 1940s, he intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call "musique concr?te" and began a lifetime of experimentation with the musical possibilities of sound recording.
He is a five-time winner at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition, where he has also received the Magisterium prize. His prizes include the Prix Ars Electronica, Canada Council for the Arts Lynch-Staunton Prize, and awards in international competitions in Brazil, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. His texts and essays are published in many journals. He is the editor of L'espace du son, Musical co-editor of Dictionnaire des arts mediatiques ... He has taught at the Universit? de Montreal.
Dhomont currently lives in Montreal, composes actively and travels widely.