A French composer and improviser born March 9, 1969.
A pianist by training, Laurence Bouckaert studied at the University and Conservatory of Strasburg. She then entered the electroacoustic composition class of Michel Zbar at Boulogne-Billancourt. She completed her university education in Lille, with a master’s dissertation on La production de la musique concrète à Paris de 1948 à la fondation du GRM en 1958. She continued her research at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and obtained a DEA in music and musicology of the 20th century, presenting a dissertation on the Influences techniques et mode de composition dans le répertoire de l’Ina-GRM de 1960 à 1975.
In 1997, with Pierre Couprie and Francis Larvor, she co-founded the collective of Phonogénistes, and this opened up to her the domain of improvised music and the use of sound in real time. In 2012 she took part in the creation of the collective ONE and, in search of new instruments,discovered the Karlax, a digital instrument and MIDI controller. Bouckaert also improvises with other artistes: Karla vox with Dominique Fonfrède, Les Hildegarde von Stick with Véronique Wilmart, Moon module with Hugues Genevois and Claurence with Claude Barthélémy.
In the course of her encounters she has enriched herself with new musical experiences with dance, multimedia, sculpture, poetry, the voice, the theatre and also video. Her repertory thus extends from the cinema-concert to the permanent reinvention of the concert form, blending images and stage activity.
Laurence Bouckaert composes mainly music on media support: for example, Rouge Pathos, first performed in Paris, Salle Cortot (1998); Le souffle court, commissioned by Ina-GRM and first performed by Radio France (2006); Limen, commissioned by Ina-GRM, first performed in Paris, Auditorium Saint Germain (2013); Ce qui traverse l’attente, music for two joysticks, the Métamalette software and video by Jean-Marc Chouvel, commissioned by Puce-Muse, first performed in Paris in the church of Saint Merri (2014); Mémoires de femmes, paysage, passage, first performed by La muse en Circuit in Alfortville (2015); Alice à cœur, music for media support, piano four hands and film by Lou Bunin (Alice in Wonderland,1949), first performed at the Théâtre de Meaux by Antoine Mignon and Katia Krivocochenko (2018).
Laurence Bouckaert also teaches electroacoustic music at the Villeurbanne Conservatory.