From 1992 to 1995 he was composer-in-residence of the ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE QUÉBEC, and from 1995 to 1996 he assumed the same role for the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1995 he was appointed Professor of Composition at McGill University. He currently acts as music director of the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble and artistic director of MusicMarch, an annual international festival organized by McGill's Faculty of Music, the SOCIÉTÉ DE MUSIQUE CONTEMPORAINE DU QUÉBEC, the ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL, CBC and Radio-Canada. In 1998-99 he was artistic coordinator of Québec's musical participation at Radio France's Festival Présences 1999. He was co-Artistic Director with Walter BOUDREAU of the Millennium Symphony in Montreal (2000) and the new international biennial Montréal-nouvelles musiques (2003). Until 2006 he will be the Composer-in-Residence and guest conductor at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. He has been a regular conductor of the Ensemble Xxe siècle of the OSQ and for the music festival Québec Musiques au present. Bouliane founded the New Music Symposium at Domaine Forget in 1995, and currently serves as co-Artistic Director. His writings have been published in several specialized journals. Recent works include the concerto for bass clarinet Le sexe des anges (2000), the chamber work Qualia sui (2001) and Quatuor à cordes (2002)
Bouliane's music - inspired by sources as diverse as Gregorian chant and jazz - has been described as "magic realism." His works are regularly performed and broadcast in North America and in Europe.
Author CLAIRE VERSAILLES Revised: RACHELLE TAYLOR and ALEXIS LUKO