The lithe, playful interaction of sounds, rhythms, and timbres lends this attractive work an airy, dance-like vitality and a refreshing gestural spontaneity.
By Jules Langert
Linda Bouchard’s Portrait Concert, New Music Concerts Toronto
Bouchard’s work is full of timbral puns that play on the similarities of tone lurking within very different instruments. Pourtinade, for instance, drew out an astounding degree of family resemblance between Doug Perry’s viola and Trevor Tureski’s mallet percussion. Le Scandale, for four strings, harp and percussion, often treated the sustaining instruments as though they were mutations of Tureski’s battery.
By Robert Everett-Green
“…rich in structure, subtlety and sonority…”
By Ear Magazine
“… A chimerical tapestry of rarified sounds… Miss Bouchard does have an undeniable gift for creating eloquent sonorities…”
By Tim Page
Connected Work: Pourtinade