Pépin's major works include Guernica, a symphonic poem; Quasars, Symphonie No 3; La Messe sur le monde, Symphonie No 4; Cycle Éluard; and a series of works called Monade. His monumental La Messe sur la monde was commissioned by Radio-Canada and premiered by the ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE QUÉBEC in 1993. He won the 1970 PRIX DE MUSIQUE CALIXA-LAVALLÉE and in 1980 founded Les Éditions Clermont Pépin.
He is fascinated with new techniques in writing music, and all that surrounds them. He was one of the founders in 1965 of a study group focused on the future, the Centre d'études prospectives du Québec, of which he became president. Pépin was admitted as Officer to the Order of Canada (1981) and to the Ordre national du Québec (1990).
Author HÉLÈNE PLOUFFE Revised: RACHELLE TAYLOR
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