Christian Bouchard was born in Quebec in 1968. Guitarist by training, he has worked in almost every musical style. In 1996 he summed up ten years of practice by composing and performing eight pieces for prepared electric guitar, inspired by photographs by Stephane Beaulieu. In 1991, he won the local CEGEP performance final with the multimedia group Synopsis. From 1993 to 1995, he worked on the production of radio programmes for the organization La Bande Magnetique. It was in their tiny studio that he completed his first electroacoustic pieces. In 1998, he was awarded the first Prize for Troise Miniatures en Suite, in the SOCAN Young Composers’ Competition. He was twice invited in 1999 to present works in the concert series “Hautes Tensions”, produced by ACREQ. Since 1996, Bouchard has been studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal, where he is completing his Masters under the supervision of Yves Daoust.
Date: March 28, 2003