Jean-Marc Bouchard

(1964 - )

Jean-Marc Bouchard has dedicated himself to exploring new music as a performer, composer, improviser and an educator. A founding member of Quasar, he oversees artistic direction of the In Vivo improvisation series and has penned many compositions, including Le Cri des oiseaux fous, Jeux, L’éveil de la tortue and notably Les Cinq Orients ( OPUS prize for Concert of the Year in 2010). As well as acting as saxophone instructor at the University of Montreal, he also directs their improvisation studio, open to composers and instruments from all areas of concentration.