Thanks to an “Explore and Create” Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Linda Bouchard will develop her project Live Structures from September 2017 until December 2019 in collaboration with Matralab in Montreal (Concordia University) and the Metacreation Lab in Vancouver (Simon Fraser University).
Linda Bouchard is currently collaborating with Technical Coordinator/ Designer Joseph Browne to build a tool that will create graphical scores from the analysis of complex textures.
Another aspect of her research, specifically on the interpretation of data from natural behaviors into musical parameters, is taking place in Vancouver with Philippe Pasquier, Jeff Ens, and Kivanç Tatar.
This page will be updated on a regular basis as the project develops.
Images from the project:
A short improv with François Houle and Linda Bouchard during their Banff residency
An abridged version of a presentation of Ocular Scores at Banff
Clip with images of the score
Linda Bouchard was born in Val d’Or and grew up in Montreal. She lived in New York City from 1979 to 1991. She was composer in residence at the National Arts Center for the Arts Orchestra from 1992-1995. She is based in San Francisco since 1997. Linda is active as a composer, orchestrator, conductor, teacher and producer. Her works have received awards in Canada and in the US, including a Prix Opus Composer of the Year in Quebec, Fromm Music Foundation Award, Princeton Composition Contest, several SOCAN Composition awards and residencies from the Rockefeller Foundation, Civitella Ranieri, Camargo Foundation and others. Bouchard’s music is recorded on ECM in Germany, CRI in the USA and CBC, Analekta, Marquis Classics, RCI, Centredisks in Canada. In 2015, Bouchard received a Fleck Fellowship at the Leighton Artist Colony. She was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley during the spring 2016. In 2017, Linda was awarded the Hugh Davidson Commissioning Prize to compose a new work for the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.
During the last ten years, she has been exploring the intersection of traditional artistic practices and new technologies through collaborations with dance, live video, text, written music and improvised music.
Joseph Browne is a musician, composer, and new media artist based in Montreal.
His work encompasses: sound design for theatre and film, audio production, interactive design, computer music and performance.