Éric Normand is on the board of directors because he believes in networking and in the music community’s ability to promote practices of resource and skill-sharing to foster equity and emancipation within the diversity of sound practices.
Éric Normand is an improviser, bassist, composer, and printer. He resides in the small town of Rimouski in Eastern Quebec. He leads Tour de bras, an organization dedicated to improvised music, and engages in cultural activities on both local and global scales. He is one of the founders of the Grand groupe régional d’improvisation libérée (GGRIL, 2007), an ensemble dedicated to the exploration of “compositions for improvisers.”
Normand has released over 30 albums on Canadian and foreign labels, and his music has been featured in various festivals in more than 20 countries. Through Tour de Bras, Normand has been advocating for improvisation practices for 20 years, creating an impressive international network that intersects with improvisation hubs worldwide and includes co-productions with countries like Australia or Slovenia.