Jacques Tremblay is a composer of instrumental and electro-acoustic music from Quebec, Canada. His tape music works are often inspired by or follow concepts from psychoanalysis and because of that, he can be compared to Francis Dhomont.
Tremblay first studied the guitar and while still in his teens decided he wanted to become a composer. He once wrote that what brought him to electro-acoustics was the audition of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Hymnen," which had the impact of a revelation on him. He first studied electro-acoustic composition under Yves Daoust at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. He later went to Lyon, France, to study with Denis Dufour and Jean-Marc Duchenne, and finally came back to Montreal to complete his first aspirations in instrumental composition, this time with Gilles Tremblay.
In the early '90s, Jacques Tremblay created his first major works and his "Oaristys" and "Hérésie ou les Bas-Reliefs du Dogme" won the second prize Hugh Le Caine in electro-acoustic music at the SOCAN Young Composers Competition in 1991 and 1992, respectively. These and four other tape music works from the early to mid-'90s were published in 1998 under the title Alibi by the renowned record label empreintes DIGITALes, while his orchestral and mixed media music have yet to be documented.