Works performed by Earplay:

Second Survival
Systematic Survival

Born in Québec, Canada, Linda Bouchard has been an active composer, orchestrator, conductor, and producer for more than thirty-five years. Winner of both Composer of the Year from the Conseil Québecois de la Culture and the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999, Bouchard received the Fleck Fellowship from The Banff Centre in fall 2015 and the Davidson Award from the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Canada in 2017. Her honors in the United States include first prizes at the Princeton Composition Contest, the Indiana State Competition, the National Association of Composers USA Contest, and a Fromm Music Foundation Award from Harvard University.

Bouchard came from Canada to the United States in 1977 to study composition with Henry Brant. She lived in New York City from 1979 to 1990, where she composed, led new music ensembles, and made orchestral arrangements for The Washington Ballet, Orchestra of St. Luke's, and various churches in the New York metropolitan area. She was assistant conductor for New York Children's Free Opera from 1985 to 1988 and was a guest conductor for the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the American Dance Festival, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Absolute Music Group, and the New Music Consort. In 1991, Bouchard returned to Montréal in time for the world premiere of her composition Elan with the Orchestre Métropolitain during the New Music America Festival. She was composer-in-residence from 1992 to 1995 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, where she composed several orchestral works and curated new music events. In 1997, she moved to San Francisco, where she resides with her husband and son.

In 2001, Bouchard was invited to participate at IRCAM's Stage d'Informatique Musicale in Paris. Since then, she has pursued her interest in the intersection of traditional artistic practices and new technologies. In 2005, Bouchard founded New Experimental Music, Art and Production (NEXMAP), a nonprofit arts organization that explores this evolving artistic landscape. She acted as artistic director until January 2016. Bouchard was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley during spring 2016.

Since the mid 2000s, Bouchard has been creating multimedia work while continuing to compose music for the concert hall. Her works Murderous Little World, All Caps No Space, and Identity Theft have been performed in North America to critical acclaim.

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