official bio:

Known for organically blending his background in rock and classical music, composer Christien Ledroit is equally at home in both worlds. His music has shows influences Stravinsky, Debussy, Thomas Newman and David Lang.

Born in London, Ontario in 1975, Christien has won numerous awards, including two prizes in the SOCAN Young Composers Competition. He has been commissioned by ensembles across Canada and the USA. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Master of Music in Composition from McGill University in Montreal. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters.

the stuff that matters:

I love all things sound and music.  Always have, since I was a little kid.  (except disco – disco sucks.) I’ve played in rock bands and orchestras most of my life, and I think my music reflects this.  For a long time I tried to marry the two worlds, but it always sounded synthetic.  Over the last few years I’ve been thinking less and less about genres, and more about just good music.