« Through the questions that cross my generation, there is this particular feeling of excitement mixed with fear inherent in every great revolution.
The Machine — culmination of the knowledge that we as a species have accumulated — is colonizing every system, and therewith, each part of our physical world is digitalized. What we hear, watch, read, say, is in a digital format. Relationship we have with our friends, others and the outside world, are filtered by our screens.
We are wandering in digital landscapes.
From Interfaces to temporal windows opened on other realities, the present is continuously disrupted, and the space-time, copy-pasted.
Natural | Artificial
Organicity | Mecanicity
continuous Space | interrupted Time
are all concepts used in my last musical considerations »
Paris-based composer, Samir Amarouch writes music equally inspired by composers such as Grisey, Sciarrino or Romitelli, by the electronic musicians Atom tm, Oval, Mark Fell or Oneohtrix point never, and by traditional music, such as Gnawa music. Transcribing in the instrumental or vocal domain natural sounds (bird songs, wolves howling sound, or other soundscape) and artificial sounds (as synthetic sounds, vocoder, or others effects from electronic music), he develops a unique aesthetic querying our relationship with environment and technology.
He worked with the harpsichord player Orlando Bass, the conductor Simon Proust, InSolitus Ensemble, Vocalists 20.21., the german Mozaik Ensemble, and the symphonic orchestra Orchestre +. Current projects include a new work a new work for Ensemble InterContemporain premiered in jan. 2019 and a trio for the saxophone player Evgeny Novikov for apr. 2019.
Born in France in 1991, Samir Amarouch is currently finishing his Master Degree at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in composition and new technology in S. Gervasoni, L. Naón, Y. Maresz &
O. Saladriguez’ class and analysis in C. Ledoux’ class. He studied classical guitar with J. Mathelin and J.-M. Zvellenreuther at Boulogne Billancourt Conservatoire (prix with unanimous congratulation of the jury in 2013), composition with Jean-Luc Hervé (prix with unanimous congratulation of the jury in 2015) and musicology in Paris Sorbonne University (Master 1 in 2013). He had private lessons from T. Murail, W. Rihm, D. Amman, & P. Eötvös. His work Ceux-là sont la nuit for harp, viola, flute won the Prize of Boulogne Billancourt in 2014. He is a recipient of the Meyer’s Fondation Grant ■