Acme Studios — Antoine Bustros

Supporting Artists since 1972

Antoine Bustros

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) Residency

Antoine Bustros is a Montreal-based composer-pianist. Born in Cairo, he has lived in Dublin, Berlin, Los Angeles, and in Toronto. In the year 2000, Antoine founded the Ensemble Ulysse (Montreal) for which he composed new chamber music for more than a decade, performed several times at the Montreal Jazz festival and released a couple of albums, including an homage to Bernard Herrmann. In 2011 he was an artist in residence in Rome (Studio du Québec à Rome). More recently, Antoine composes and arranges for the Confluence Quartet, an ensemble specialising in mixing musical genres as well as musical cultures. His compositions are influenced through his decades-long career as a film and documentary music composer. Over the past decade he has also published a number of short stories. Currently Antoine is working on a novel.

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

In 2008-2009, in partnership with Québec's Ministry of Culture and Communications and the Ministry of International Relations and the Francophonie, and on the recommendation of Arts Council England, Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) approached Acme to establish the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers. The residency provides two six month long residencies per year in Bow, E3 for artists who have at least 10 years' experience of professional practice. Applications and selection are undertaken directly by CALQ.

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