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Myriam Boucher

Myriam Boucher

Canada

Myriam Boucher is a video and sound artist based in Montreal (Canada). Her sensitive and polymorphous work focuses on the intimate dialogue between music, sound and image, through visual music, audiovisual performance, Vjing and immersive projects. Fascinated by the natural environment, she creates audiovisual compositions based on the landscape and the relationship that human beings maintain with it. Her work, "evocative in its dynamism, brings her audience close to something akin to feeling multiple emotions at once" (The Link). Boucher's compositions range from orchestral, ensemble, collaborative and solo A/V works with DJ and VJ techniques fully scored and integrated into a concert music environment.

Her commission list is varied and distinguished and includes Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM), Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), Ars Nova, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Magnitude6, Collectif9 and Architek Percussion. As a VJ, he performed with many artists/DJs such as Mind Against (IT), Medasin (US), Deadboy (GB), The Zenker Brothers (GE), Nina Las Vegas (AU), Automatisme (CA), Equiknoxx (JM) and DJ Lag (ZA). Her work has won awards at the JTTP 2015 and 2016 (first prize), the LUFF 2017 (best experimental short film award), the JIM 2015 Electroacoustic Compositions Competition and the Bourse Euterke 2015, and has been presented at numerous international events and venues, such as Mutek (CA, AE), Kontakte (DE), Igloofest (CA), Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (CA), Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (FR) and Akousma (CA).

Involved in her community, she has participated in numerous juries and has been a member of the board of directors of the CEC since 2017, the CA / CART de Code d'accès (2017-19), and has directed several artistic events, including the first videomusic festival in Montreal (2015). She has been president of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community since 2019.
She is an associate professor of composition and digital music at the Faculté de musique of the Université de Montréal.

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