News about life and work of Louis Babin

Agreement with the Antoine de Saint Exupery Youth Foundation


Since its launch on January 18, the crowdfunding campaign for my musical project on Antoine de Saint Exupery has generated a lot of interest. So far, almost 100 backers have contributed over $7 700 to support the production of an album containing my symphonic piece Saint Exupery : of Heart, of Sand and of Soul, as well as the creation of a concert in tribute to this great French writer.

This great mark of solidarity moves me. Furthermore, I have reveiced fantastic news from the Antoine de Saint Exupery Youth Foundation which has it’s headquarters in Paris.

The Foundation has accepted my collaboration proposal. It means that following the lauching of the album this spring, part of the sales will help support the Foundation’s local initiatives helping struggling youth in France and around the world.

There is still time to back the Saint Exupery musical projet and make it come to life. On the project’s website, you can watch a short video providing more details and excerpts from my symphonic work recorded during its creation in 2012. I would also like to warmly thank my friends Joanne Mercier, Sylvie Bélanger, and Roger Guérin who support me by voluntarily producing the presentation video.

If Saint Exupery’s work moves you or if you want to support my crowdfunding campaign, I invite you to do so quickly. It ends on February 23. You can obtain a downloadable version of my piece, or a CD by participating.

And if you contribute financially and spread the word among your network, a big thank you in advance !


Support my project on Saint-Exupéry


Louis Babin conducting the World Premiere of Saint-Exupéry : de cœur, de sable et d'étoiles. Photo Christian Clochon
Louis Babin conducting the World Premiere of Saint-Exupéry : de cœur, de sable et d’étoiles. Photo Christian Clochon

This year I decided to make the project of my life a reality. I intend to rush headlong to make my music heard despite the budget cuts in culture affecting me personally as so many other creators and colleagues.

I launched on January 18 a crowdfunding initiative to support the production of an album of my symphonic work about Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. (Over 70 backers supports the project.) The album will be the basis of a tribute concert honoring the author known worldwide for his novel The Little Prince and his humanist work.

You can help this project come through

By clicking on this link you can:

  • listen to excerpts from my symphonic work
  • learn more about the project
  • give your financial support – possibility of receiving the CD and much more before the launch

My project will get funded on the Kickstarter crowdfunding site only if the $20,000. goal is achieved by February 23. So please take part quickly if you wish to do so.

Some of you would like to support me but are reluctant to leave sensible informations on Internet ? Please email me and I will give you my address in order to send me a cheque.

I will cash in the cheque only if the project is fully supported on Kickstarter (February 23rd).

Help create a buzz around the project !

You like it? Do not hesitate to spread the news by all means.

If you decide to participate, thank you so much! The early the better as it will help create buzz around my project.

First Quebecer as a Sibelius User Certified


In order to add another string to my specialized teaching bow, I went to the Commercial Music Lab, located in suburban Los Angeles, to obtain my Sibelius User Certification from Avid.

Jennifer M. Amaya was an awesome teacher. The program was made up of two courses: Sibelius 101 and for the Certification, Sibelius 110. Jenny told me, “I think it is safe to say you are amongst the first to earn Sibelius User Certification in the U.S. and Canada.” As it turns out, I actually am the first to receive the Sibelius User Certified in Quebec.

I would like to salute my classmates: Lance Kuyper, Music Department’s Adjunct Professor at University of La Verne; James Wright, baritone singer and composer in California, and Jeremiah Ellison, Avid’s Applications Specialist and Sales Americas App Specialists ProAudio. Also present on the last two days of instruction, but not on the picture, Thomas Robinson, a young student from the Perris area in California.

From left to right : Lance Kuyper, Louis Babin, James Wright and Jeremiah Ellison.