Award Winning Composer, Benoit Jutras Returns to Montreal

    MONTREAL, Nov. 1 /CNW/ -- Internationally renowned French Canadian
composer Benoit Jutras arrived in Montreal recently for the release party of
Michael Girard's first album ILTEMPO executive produced by Joselito Michaud.
The album, recorded both in Montreal and London's Abbey Road studios, is
enriched by two very special Jutras songs -- Lasciatemi Cadere and Non Cercare
Lontano, which Michael sang with Natalie Choquette to a standing ovation
during its debut performance before a large audience at La TOHU.  Twenty seven
musicians graced the stage for the show along with a large children's choir.
    Benoit has also been working in Montreal on the score for producer Roger
Frappier's newest project, BORDERLINE, directed by Lyne Charlebois, to be
released in February 2008.  The film, starring Isabelle Blais, was adapted
from the books Borderline & La Breche by Marie-Sissi Labreche.  An erotic
drama, the story focuses on a woman facing her 30th birthday who looks back on
her life growing-up with her grandmother and crazy mother and her
over-indulgence with men, sex & alcohol.
    SOCAN awarded Jutras the Hagood Hardy award presented to members whose
complete repertoire of creative works achieved the highest number of
performances in their respective categories.
    Departing the Cirque Du Soleil fold, where he has been best known as
composer and musical director for over 20 years, Benoit Jutras has been in
demand and hard at work on film soundtracks -- in addition to BORDERLINE, he
recently worked with Robert Lepage on LA FACE A CACHEE DE LA LUNE, and WIND IN
THE WILLOWS for CBC/BBC directed by Rachel Talalay.  Benoit has also been the
composer and musical director on numerous other theatrical projects, including
Franco Dragone's LE REVE in Las Vegas, which opened to great acclaim at the
Wynn Hotel last year.  He is currently collaborating with Dragone on a new
show to be mounted in Macau in 2009 and developing several original musical
projects of his own.
    For further information contact LRM Management: Lynne McQuaker
214-724-4896 or @  for English, Isabelle Cliche
514-572-1993 for French. Website :

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For further information: English, Lynne McQuaker, +1-214-724-4896,, or French, Isabelle Cliche, +1-514-572-1993,, both of LRM Management Web Site:

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