Hubert Gendron-Blais is an author, musician, activist and researcher working at the confluence of philosophy, music and politics, straining to hear to social and aesthetic movements with a particular attention to the concepts of affect and community : the vibrant materiality of sound; a sonic topology of politics, the affective resonance of collective assemblages. His research have been awarded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et la culture (FRQSC), and published in Cahiers d’histoire (Montreal), Scènes contemporaines (Brussels), Cahiers Equinox (Bucarest), ephemera (London), Free City Radio (Montreal), and in the collective work Révolutions et contre(-)pouvoir (edited by Benoit Coutu). As a contemporary sound artist, he participated in sonic performances in various events in North America and Europe. He recently co-edited, with Joel Mason and Diego Gil, the latest Inflexions issue, the online journal of the SenseLab, research-creation group in which he experiments. Candidate to the Ph.D in Humanities, he works in collaboration with Sandeep Bhagwati (music), Erin Manning (philosophy – studio Arts) and Sophie Bourgault (political science).
Apart from his literary publications (poetry, short stories), he collaborated on the collective work traces – déprises, by the Quelques parts collective (Sabotart, 2014). His activism in many political and artistic collectives in Montreal is strongly linked to its research-creation practice. In music, he’s taken in a creative process with the experimental rock band – ce qui nous traverse -.