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Social Sciences and Humanities; Arts and Music; Information and Communication Technologies

Guillaume Boutard

Professeur agrégé

Faculté des arts et des sciences - École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information

Pavillon 3200, rue Jean-Brillant, room C2022

514 343-5651


Research expertise

  • Digital preservation
  • Creative process documentation
  • Electroacoustic music, Mixed music, Sound art

My subjects of research include the documentation of creative processes, especially in relation to sound and music, as well as digital preservation. I apply this research to several objects, including electroacoustic and mixed music, sound art, and, broadly speaking, anything at the crossroad of research, technology and art.


After studying geophysics and computer science at the master level, I worked at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique (IRCAM) as an engineer from 2001 to 2009. I started my PhD in information science at McGill university (SIS) in 2009, followed by a postdoc at Faculté de musique – UdeM (LRGM) from 2013 to 2015. I was an assistant professor at SUNY Buffalo (DIS) from 2015 to 2017, and then joined UdeM in 2017.

Affiliations and responsabilities


Research projects

2020 - 2024

Sound Art Documentation : Spatial Audio and Significant Knowledge

Lead researcher : Guillaume Boutard
Co-researchers : Catherine Guastavino
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir
2019 - 2024

Vers une esthétique de l’onde sinusoïdale : histoire, science et création sonore

Lead researcher : Nicolas Bernier
Co-researchers : Caroline Traube , Guillaume Boutard
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(RC) Appui à la recherche-création - Volet Équipe
2018 - 2021

Non-Designated Reuse of Research Data : An Exploratory Study

Lead researcher : Guillaume Boutard
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVX20020-Subvention institutionnelle du CRSH - Subventions d'exploration

Recherche et Acoustique Musicales en France après 1945 : une Histoire Orale

Co-researchers : Guillaume Boutard , Laura Zattra , Catherine Guastavino , Nicolas Donin , Jean-Louis Giavitto


Publications and presentations



  • Archive and Library Sciences
  • Music

Areas of expertise

  • Digital Preservation
  • Electroacoustic musics
  • Documentation methodologies
  • Creative process