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date: 16 October 2019

Bouchard, Linda locked

  • Sophie Galaise


(b Val-d’Or, PQ, May 21, 1957). French-Canadian composer andconductor. She studied composition with Henry Brant at Bennington College, Vermont (BA 1979), and pursued graduate studies at the Manhattan School (MMus 1982). During the period 1985–90 she was the assistant conductor of the Children’s Free Opera, New York, as well as the conductor of several new music ensembles, including Essential Music, the New Music Consort, New York New Music Ensemble and her own group, Abandon. Upon her return to Canada she was appointed composer-in-residence for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa (1992–5). She has taught regularly at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Bouchard’s primary compositional interests are timbre, structure and spatialization. The specific position of the performers is of the utmost importance in large-scale works such as Triskelion (1982), Revelling of Men (1983) and Oracles (1996). Experimentations with form and the use of a wide variety of contrasting materials led her to the development of ‘flexible structures’, compositional plans that produce a kind of aleatory music. Works such as ...

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Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (Toronto, 2/1992)