Works performed by Earplay:

Bref
Pourtinade
Second Survival
Systematic Survival

Born in Val d’Or (Québec), Linda Bouchard has been active as a composer, conductor and producer for the last thirty years. Her works are heard regularly on both sides of the Atlantic and are recorded by the CBC, Analekta, Marquis Classics and CMC in Canada, ECM in Germany, and CRI in the US. In 1977, Linda came to the USA to study with Henry Brant. In 1979, she moved to New York City, where she lived until 1991. She went back to Montreal for the world premiere of Elan with the Orchestre Métropolitain. From 1992 to 1995, she was composer-in-residence with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada.

In 1997, she left Montréal, Québec and moved to San Francisco, where she currently resides with her husband and her son. In 1999, she received a first Prize as Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph-S-Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. Her honors in the US include first prizes in the Princeton Composition Contest, the Indiana State Competition, the National Association of Composers USA Contest, and a Fromm Foundation Award from Harvard University.

In 2005, Linda founded New Experimental Music, Art and Production (NEXMAP), a nonprofit arts organization that explores the intersection of traditional artistic practices and new technologies. She served as artistic director until December 2015. That year she received a Fleck Fellowship Award at the Banff Center and was also invited as a Master Instructor. Linda was a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley during the Spring 2016. Her multimedia work All Caps No Space will be performed with Addleds at the San Francisco International Arts Festival on June 2nd, 2017.

Linda's website is lindabouchard.com.

[from program for March 20, 2017 concert]

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