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I am a Canadian music composer who lives and works in Montreal. Since 2004 I released 5 albums under the moniker aKido. Right now I am scoring films & TV series. I also produce and mix for other recording artists.

Agent
Denis Wolff - Maisonnette Music
denis@maisonnettemusic.com

Contact Me 
kim@kimgaboury.com

BIOGRAPHY

Kim Gaboury a.k.a aKido is a Canadian composer, record producer and mix engineer creating music on the edges of rock, electronic and electroacoustic genres. From blasting guitar riffs to ethereal sound textures, aKido has developed a versatile and distinct cinematically influenced style. With five albums under his belt, all released through Nordique RecordsaKido has been receiving praise and support from an ever-increasing group of fans as well as nominations at ADISQGAMIQ and the Independent Music Awards

Parallel to his work as aKido, Kim is a Canadian Screen Award-nominated film music composer who has gained a solid and varied background composing and producing music for film and TV. In 2013 he created the score for director Julian Jone’s award-winning documentary-drama hybrid Inside the Mind of Leonardo starring Peter Capaldi. Other credits include Lea Pool's Et Au Pire On Se Mariera, Andre Forcier’s Coteau Rouge, Cedric Kahn’s Une Vie Meilleure and the animated series Knuckle Heads (Au Pays des Têtes à Claques). Over the years he has also collaborated with recording artists as diverse as Diane DufresnePawa Up FirstMillimetrik and Cusson-Mervil-Montcalm.

An autodidact, Kim began playing guitar around age 12, and played in indie rock bands (Magma Dogma, Zolof) throughout his teenage years until his mid twenties, developing a strong interest in composition and cutting-edge production techniques. When a series of music projects fell apart, he took a 4-year break to focus on a graphic design career.

Aching to get back to making music full-time, he released his first solo record PLAYTIME in 2004 under the moniker aKido. Around the same time he began working on film music, growing under the mentorship of celebrated Canadian composer Michel Cusson. Over the years the pair has collaborated on dozens of projects such as Cavalia, The Rocket and Dinosaurs Alive IMAX. Their most recent collaborations includes the hit TV series Unité 9.


Awards


2013 Canadian Screen Awards

Maïna - Nominated for Achievement in Music - Original Score


2012 Gamiq

Undark - Nominated for Best Electronic Album  


2011 Adisq

Gamechanger - Nominated for Best Electronic Album


2011 Independent Music Awards

Gamechanger - Nominated for Best Electronic Album

 

2008 Conseil montérégien de la culture - CMCC

Prix de la relève


2007 CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards

Dancing In Chains - Nominated for Catchiest Hook


2006 MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Fighter Pilot Operation Red Flag - Nominated - Music editor for special venue


GRANTS

Conseil des Arts de Longueuil (SODAC) - 2008, 2010, 2012

COnseil Des Arts Et Des Lettres Du Quebec - 2005, 2007, 2011

Screen Composer’s Guild of Canada (Apprentice-Mentorship Program) - 2004