Following the completion of his college studies in guitar in 1995, Bouchard made his first recording, Factotum, devoted to the prepared guitar. At that time, he also participated in the production of radio programs where he tried out his first electroacoustic pieces. A year later, these compositions were to grant him access to the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. There he completed his master’s degree under Yves Daoust and received the Prize in Electroacoustic Composition.
He has received several prizes in composition: the SOCAN Fondation Young Composers Competition (Canada, 1998); the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s competition Jeu de temps / Times Play (CEC, Canada, 2000); the biennial acousmatic composition competition Métamorphoses 2002 (Brussels, Belgium); a nomination for the Prix Opus, “Disc of the Year” (Montréal 2004); a nomination for the Prix Génie, “Best Sound” (Toronto, 2005); and winner of the Prix Opus 2005 in the category “Concert of the year—electroacoustic and musique actuelle”.
His music has been broadcast in Canada and abroad, and it can also be heard on film and in installations. Christian Bouchard also works as a soundman and sound designer for film and video. (Traduction: F. Couture)