Pierre Tanguay- percussionist, composer and optimist tinkerer- is one of the most in-demand musicians on the Quebec scene. Since the beginning of the 80s, he participated to an impressive number of ensembles including Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms, Évidence Castor et Compagnie, Trio Jean-François Groulx, L’ODD (orchestre de danse), Villemure ô Carré, Ensemble Pierre Cartier and Projet Riel. Amongst his close collaborators are Jean Derome, Normand Guilbeault, Pierre Langevin, René Lussier, Karen Young, Fred Frith, Michel Donato, Daniel Mille, André Duchesne and Antoine Berthiaume. Tanguay evolves freely in different genres: jazz, contemporary, medieval and traditional music. He is the cofounder of the groups Strada, Midi Tapant, Derome/Tanguay. He composed music for dance for Lucie Grégoire, Andrew de K. Harwood, Irène Stamou and Francine Gagné. He also composed for theatre and movies, working for directors like Roberto Ariganello and Allan Booth.