Jean-Sébastien Côté is a musician and sound designer based in Montreal.
Originally percussionist and accompanist for modern dance, he soon developed an interest in composing and recording which sparked collaborations with many prominent choreographers in Quebec City. Fascinated by the technical aspects of the theatre, he acquired an expertise in live sound in order to better combine sound design and musical composition.
Since 1999, he has been collaborating with world renowned director Robert Lepage which brought him to travel around the world and work on many of his shows in different capacities: sound designer and operator of The far side of the moon, Zulu Time, The Andersen Project, The Blue Dragon and Eonnagata; live musician for The Dragons' Trilogy; sound designer for La Celestina, LipSynch, Cartes, La Tempête and 1984:The Opera, presented at the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan.
He also had the chance to work with some of Canada's most renown directors such as Daniel Brooks, Wajdi Mouawad, François Girard, Michel Nadeau and Gill Champagne.
In parallel with his work for the stage, he wrote music and mixed the sound of movies and records and was the recipient of the Gascon-Roux prize in 2006 for the sound design of The Andersen Project.