Eric Fillion studied classical piano and organ between the ages of five and fourteen.
At the age of fifteen, he began playing the synthesizer in a few alternative groups. He studied at the Polyvalente Monseigneur-Richard in order to get a diploma in advertising drawing
and went on to study the arts at CEGEP Saint-Laurent from 1986 to 1989.
He joined various progressive rock ensembles, of which Filbër Basco from 1988-1992, with whom he participated in a progressive rock compilation for the Japanese and European markets (In the dragon's lair), Société d'images in 1989 (winners Empire of the future stars in the mid 1980s), and Talisma from 1993 to 1994, with whom he performed live.
Sylvain Lamirande completed his college studies in classical saxophone and electronic music between 1983 and 1988, and collaborated with Claude Fradette and Pierre Dumont (founding member of C.E.M, Musical Experimentation Centre in Jonquière) for various performances.
In Quebec City, he set up a studio and participated in the electronic improvisation game COBRA (Game player), initiated and led by John Zorn. Lamirande appears several times in concert as a member of the saxophone quartet Quatrax with which he participated in an improvisation workshop with percussionist Pierre Tanguay.
In 1988 he left Quebec for Montreal to undertake university studies in electro-acoustic music and jazz saxophone at Concordia University. In 1993, he formed a jazz-rock, Sylvain Lamirande Quartet.
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