Raphaël Reed

Raphael Reed is a Canadian musician and sound artist based in Montreal. Trained in classical guitar

from an early age and a graduate from the University of Montreal in Music Research and

Contemporary Creation, his style is an innovative hybrid integrating analog synth, electro-acoustic

gestures, and classical instruments.

After being active in the underground music scene in Montreal, he’s currently dedicating most of his

time as a music composer. In film and television, his compositions include the soundtracks of

Dreamland (2020) from Director Nicholas Jarecki. Cliff Martinez being an advisor for the creation of

the soundtrack, this experience has been a milestone in Raphael’s career and a consolidation of his

music personality. His other music scores include, amongst others, Louise Lecavalier: In Motion

(2018), Révolution (2018), 1:54 (2016), and A Little Bit Of Zombie (2012).

In largescale events, he co-composed the opening soundtrack for the 2014 UEFA Champions League

final held in Portugal. He also directed and composed the Chimelong International Circus in China

(2017) as well as the Cité de l’énergie in Shawinigan, Quebec (2018), and music for The Carnaval de

Québec (2019). For Cité mémoire, he composed the music for two events celebrating John Lennon’s

bed-in at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal: a virtual reality interactive exhibition taking place in

the bedroom (suite 1742) and a video playing in the Agora of the hotel directed by Michel Lemieux

and Michel Marc Bouchard.

His music has been heard in hundreds of advertisements, most notably the Skechers ad presented at the

Super Bowl (2012) and the international publicity campaign for Dove Legacy (2015).

Raphaël Reed’s CV