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Maurice Blackburn (composer)

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Name  Maurice Blackburn
Role  Composer
Children  Esther Rochon

Died  March 29, 1988, Montreal, Canada
Spouse  Marthe Morisset Blackburn (m. 1943)
Books  Changes in Size Composition, Indicative of Stock Conditions in the New South Wales Trawl Fishery from 1945/46 to 1966/67
Parents  Aline Bedard, Robert Albert Blackburn
Similar People  Eldon Rathburn, Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart, Rene Jodoin, Esther Rochon

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Joseph Albert Maurice Blackburn (22 May 1914 in Quebec City – 29 March 1988 in Montreal) was a Canadian composer, conductor, sound editor for film, builder of string instruments, and musical adviser. A graduate of the Université Laval and the New England Conservatory, he won the George Allan Prize in 1940. From 1942-1978 he worked as a film composer for the National Film Board of Canada, where he was a frequent collaborator of Norman McLaren. Together they developed techniques for etching sound and image directly on film. Blackburn composed the music for McLaren's animation film Blinkity Blank (1954) which won 12 prizes, including the Short Film Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1983 he was awarded the Albert-Tessier Prize by the Quebec government. Science Fiction writer Esther Rochon is his daughter.


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  • Filmusique-Filmopéra with Yves Daoust (Analekta, AN 7005/06, 1996) (2CD)
  • References

    Maurice Blackburn (composer) Wikipedia