Jean Derome is a native of Montreal, and has been performing in the city for over three decades. He studied flute at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. In 1978 he co-founded the Ensemble de Musique Improvisée de Montréal (EMIM). In 1983 he co- founded the independent, avant-garde record label Ambiances Magnétiques. Derome was the recipient of the Freddie Stone Award in 1992. He is active in film composition, and has scored over thirty films. Derome is (or has been) a member of various bands including, Conventum, Nébu, Les Granules, Évidence, Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms, Nous Perçons les Oreilles, Keep the Dog, Fanfare Pourpour, and Trio Derome, Guibeault Tanguay. Derome has collaborated with musicians such as René Lussier, Pierre Tanguay, Joane Hétu, Fred Frith, Lars Hollmer, and filmmakers Jacques Leduc, Pierre Hébert, Michka Saäl, Michelle Cournoyer, Jean Detheux, Jeannine Gagné and John Walker.