This composer and performer began his studies at the University of Montreal in 1965. At the end of the 60's, he discovered the musical works of John Cage. Then, in 1970, he left for the United States to continue his studies with Alvin Lucier. Between 1971 and 1972, he is introduced to the art of videography with Robert Ashley and Pauline Oliveros. During this period, his work is mostly concerned with the environment. In 1972, he came back to Montreal where he experienced some difficulty reintegrating himself into the music faculty of the Université de Montréal. He then became in charge of the audiovisual department at the Cegep du Vieux Montréal.