Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon (Québec), 1977
Composer • Performer (guitar)

Jimmie LeBlanc is a Canadian composer born in 1977 in the Province of Quebec. He studied composition and musical analysis at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, and is currently preparing a doctorate at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Ensembles that have performed his music include Ensemble Contrechamps, Esprit Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini and Trio Fibonacci. He took part in Nouvel Ensemble Moderne’s Forum 2008 in Lyon, where he was also in residence at Grame, the national centre for musical creation, developing a work using live electronics. In the last few years he was the recipient of the Lutoslawski Award 2008, and he won the 2009 Canada Arts Council Jules-Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, for his work L’Espace intérieur du monde. He is the author of Luigi Nono et les chemins de l’écoute (L’Harmattan, 2010), "Denys Bouliane, Maître de jeu" (Circuit: musiques contemporaines, PUM, 2007) and of "Xenakis’ Aesthetics: The Paradoxes of a Formalist Intuition" (Xenakis Matters, Pendragon Press 2012).