Curriculum Vitae


Robin Portrait

Short bio

Robin Minard was born in Montreal in 1953. He studied music theory and composition in Canada and Paris. Since the early 1980’s his work has focused in the area of electroacoustic composition and sound installation art. From 1992-1996 he was lecturer on sound installation at the Electronic Studio of the Berlin Technical University. From 1997-2021 he was professor for electroacoustic composition and sound art at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT and the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where he was also the founder and director of the Studio for Electroacoustic Music (SeaM Weimar) and from 2008-2012 and 2015-2019 director of the Institute for New Music and Jazz. His works have been presented in festivals, museums and public spaces worldwide. In 2022 Robin Minard was designated Bonn City Sound Artist by the Beethoven Foundation Bonn. In 2022 he was also recipient of the Prix Giuseppe Englert (Paris), an award “that contributes to projects aimed at raising awareness and improving the quality of our acoustic environment.”


  • Professor for Electroacoustic Composition and Sound Art at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT and the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany (1997-2021)
  • Lecturer on sound installation art at the Electronic Studio of the TU Berlin (1992-96)
  • Guest Lecturer at the Institut für Elektronische Musik, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz (1995)
  • Countless artist talks, lectures and workshops throughout the world


  • DEA in musical aesthetics, Université de Paris VIII (1988-9)
  • Master of Music in composition, McGill University (1978-1984)
  • “1st Prize” in composition, Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (1976-1982)
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1974-6)


  • Bonn City Sound Artist 2022 / Stadtklangkünstler Bonn 2022, Beethoven Foundation Bonn.
  • Ten Drum Artist-in-Residence-Project, Tainan, Taiwan (10.2016 / 03.2014)
  • Quartier 21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (04.2014)
  • Ten Drum Artist-in-Residence-Projekt, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (08.2013)
  • Instants Chaviré in Cooperation with the „Lycée d’horticulture et du paysage“, Paris (2009)
  • IRCAM / Centre Pompidou, Paris (2001-02)
  • Mattress Factory Museum Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, USA (09.2000)
  • Villa Serpentara, Olevano Romano, Italy (10.-12.1996)
  • Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven (02.1996)
  • Institut für Elektronische Musik, Graz (1995)
  • Schloss Wiepersdorf, Deutschland (06.-09.1996)
  • Künstlerhof Schreyahn, Germany (1992)
  • Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (10.-12.1991)
  • DAAD Berlin Artist Programs (1991-92)
  • Canada Council Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (1988-89)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the German Society for Electroacoustic Music (DegeM)
  • Member of the Canadian League of Composers (CLC)
  • Founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE)
  • Founding member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC)
  • Associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre (CMC)

Other Activities and Awards

  • Major radio art compositions : Mongolia (2023-4), Brazil (2018-19), Nunavut (2013-14) and Australia (2008).
  • Prix Giuseppe Englert 2022 (Paris). The prize “contributes to projects aimed at raising awareness and improving the quality of our acoustic environment.” (2022)
  • Kayapó – The Crying Chieftain Raoni (radio composition), finalist in the category „Field Recording“ within the Phonurgia Nova Awards, Paris 2019.
  • Long Lost Bells / Verlorene Glocken, Permanent public outdoor sound installation, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany (2019)
  • German-wide installation within the project Sounding-D (2010)
  • Canada Council audio production grant for the realization of the radio art work Listening to Australia (2008-9)
  • Conception of an electroacoustic sound park commissioned by the City of Paris and IRCAM (document only) (2005)
  • Sound design elements for the Greenway Projekt, City of Minneapolis in collaboration with Julie Snow Architects (2002)
  • Regularly worked as guest artist at IRCAM, Paris (2001-03)
  • Canada Council Media Arts Grant for the development of the sound installationSoundBits in collaboration with Norbert Schnell and IRCAM, Paris (2001-02)
  • Brandenburg Prize for Visual Arts (1996)
  • Canada Council Intermedia Grant for the realization of interactive sound installations (1995)
  • Composition grant from the Senatsverwaltung für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin (1993)
  • Composition grant from the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, German Südwestfunk (1993)
  • Nominated for the Computer Music Association Commission Award (1992)
  • Regularly worked as independent composer at the electroacoustic studio of the Berlin Technical University (1987-96)
  • Music director of the gallery Tangente, Montréal (1984-86)
  • Member of the improvisation group SONDE, Montréal (1979-85)