Tom Lachance (b. 1998) is a Montreal (Canada) based composer whose research is inclined towards synesthesia and how visual or tactile input can affect and generate musical structures and ideas. His exploration takes place in different contexts, sometimes with a narrative outline where associations of sensations are presented through a story or sometimes through abstract states or processes.
His works have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles, including Paramirabo Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM), Cobalt String Quartet and the TorQ Percussion Quartet. He has been part in multidisciplinary projects, such as La parole des racines, a piece for solo soprano and dancer, in collaboration with choreographer Mateo Chauchat.
He is currently doing a Master of Music degree in composition at the University of Montreal, studying with Ana Sokolovic. He received a Bachelor of Instrumental Composition in 2020 from University of Montreal, studying with Maxime McKinley, François-Hugues Leclair and Pierre Michaud. He also participated in several workshops, including the New Music Session at the Domaine Forget, the Montreal Contemporary Music Lab and the RBC Bridges program. His mentors were among others Laurie Radford, Fabian Panisello, Donnacha Dennehy, Keiko Devaux and Jeffrey Stonehouse.