Jackie Gallant is a musician, video artist, composer and performer who creates and performs for dance, video and film. She began her musical career as a drummer for several Montreal rock groups. Since then she’s toured nationally and internationally with everyone from La La La Human Steps to Lesbians on Ecstasy. As a sound designer and composer she has worked with, among others, filmmaker Roy Cross, video artists Nelson Henricks, Nikki Forrest and Dayna McLeod and choreographers, Holy Body Tattoo, Eddie Ladd, Sarah Williams and Martin Bélanger. She has also frequently composed for and performed in the work of choreographer George Stamos’ (Reservoir-Pneumatic, Husk, Liklik Pik, Ephemeron, Essaim, Nunounon).
Recently she collaborated with actor/director Marie Brassard, Sarah Williams and video artist Sabrina Ratté on the dance/theatre piece Moving in This. In fall 2015, in addition to collaborating once again with dancer/choreographers Karen Fennell and George Stamos, she composed and directed a pop opera (POD~themusical) as part of the Phenomena festival. As a sound, performance and video artist, her work addresses and deconstructs pop culture with self-referential humor and subtle subversion.