Samir Amarouch2022-2023 https://www.samir-amarouch.com/
Born in France in 1991, Samir Amarouch is a composer and guitarist. He studied guitar at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt as well as Musicology at the Sorbonne. In 2015 he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
The transposition of sounds from the natural, urban and technological environment is one of the major sources of his compositional work. Inspired by structuralist, minimalist and spectral currents, as well as by traditional oriental and electronic music, his latest works deal with the perception of time and rhythm and the ambiguity between timbre and harmony.
Winner of several international prizes, including the Composition Prize of the Ernst Von Siemens Foundation in 2020, his music has been performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de France, the Ensemble Modern, and the Ensemble InterContemporain.
His research project at Villa Medici is dedicated to the creation of a cycle of works whose instrumentation is derived from his piece Electronica-B minor crush, a composition for 21 musicians, with particular emphasis on microtonal accordions, the harpsichord and the electric guitar. Acceleration, deceleration, as well as pulse inflections, groove, rhythmic microvariations and sensations are at the heart of this work, which will be associated with choreographic research in collaboration with a dancer-choreographer, in order to create a hybrid work of music and movement.