Eric Normand is a composer, improviser, bassist, instrument designer, singer-songwriter, and a record and concert producer. He defines himself as an inter-disciplinary musiciana free electron driven by its yearning for meetings. In his book, composition cannot exist without exchange since composition consists of setting up a territory that will facilitate improvisation.
His music has been programmed or performed in several festivals in Canada, Australia, and Europe. His music has been broadcasted by Radio-Canada, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC, Radio- Grenouille, and several college radio stations.
Teachers and/or influences?
I had chance to work with Jean Derome, who led our big band. In the field of creative jazz, Jean Derome is one of my biggest influences along with Bill Dixon