COMPOSER: TARIK BENOUARKA
Composer, poet, creator of shows and opera
French artist born in Algiers, Tarik Benouarka began learning music at the age of 4 before continuing his musical studies in Paris, where he won a first prize for Instrument and Harmony.
Multi-instrumentalist (piano, oud and percussion) he is passionate about many forms of contemporary music, collaborating with big names in cinema and entertainment (Blain, Mugler, Beyonce, Higelin, Jacno…), developing through these experiences his own musical colours and forging his style and writing, before addressing the art of drama writing and opera in which he expresses all his passions: music, poetry and singing, dramaturgy and all the performing arts.
For more than a decade, he has been developing a repertoire of classical, lyrical, choral and instrumental compositions in which all his influences and inspirations are expressed, often intertwining East and West.
Some examples of his latest creations:
– El Nafas, Arabic-language opera
– Silencio, concerto for oboe and strings in E minor
– Ramâd, symphonic poems for piano and viola
– Issue, ballet music by Eugenie Andrin
– The Wyld, musical by Thierry Mugler
– Days and Nights of the Heart Tree, opera-ballet
– Nâram Legend,, oratorio for Organ and Choir
-The Cantata for Three Voices by Paul Claudel, musical theater
Work in progress
-Djamila: Opera in 2 acts
-Qais Wa Leila: Arabic fresco, Opera
-A symphonic Mass in Aramaic for Orchestra, Choir and Vocal Soloists
More information on Tarik Benouarka’s website