On his return to Montreal (1973) Poirier joined the faculty of the University of Montreal, where he was named vice-dean of graduate studies and research in 1986. He has also taught at Laval University, Concordia University, the St-Laurent Cegep, Vanier College, and the Orford Art Centre. He began researching the use of graphic symbols in composition as a substitute for traditional notation. He participated in the founding of the Pro organo in 1970, the Concerts d'orgue de Montréal in 1974, and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in 1974, co-directing the latter with Christopher Jackson for nearly 15 years. He has given many recitals in Canada, the USA, and Europe and has performed for CBC radio.
Poirier's compositions include Hallucinations I for trumpet, organ, and percussion (premiered in Toulouse in January 1973), Trope for two percussionists and piano (1973, commissioned by the Toulouse Cons for its chamber music class), and Arcane for organ, which he premiered in Montreal in May 1977.
See also Writings for Lucien Poirier
Author Hélène Panneton
Les années folles du clavecin: Duphly - Balbastre. 1980. Damzell DLM-811
Clavecins à tempérments:Picchi, Bull, Byrd, Bach et al. (1991). UMMUS UMM-302 (CD)
Le Livre d'orgue de Montréal. 1987. SNE 541-C (cass)/Ariane ARI-140 (CD)
Poirier also plays harpsichord with the Groupe baroque de Montréal (see T. Gabora) and organ on the recording of the Vêpres de la Vierge
Links to Other Sites
Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
The website for the renowned Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. Features a concert schedule, brief profiles of Artistic Director Christopher Jackson and other members of the Studio's ensemble, and audio clips from their recordings.
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