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Tara, Dragos - M - Switzerland 

 
 

 

Biography

Biography
Dragos Tara was born in 1976 in Bucharest and lives in Switzerland since the age of 5. He studied bass
guitar and double bass at the conservatory in Lausanne. He studied composition with Eric Gaudibert,
Michael Jarrell and Emmanuel Nunes and electroacoustics with Rainer Boesch and Luis Naon at the
conservatories of Geneva and Paris.
He composes works infuenced by electronics and new technologies, in parallel to his activity as and
improviser.
His compositions for various ensembles:
Phoenix Vortex (Persona, 2013),
Phoenix and Basler Madrigalisten (Horde, 2011),
Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (Argile, 2011),
Vortex (Animus, 2008),
Ìllorkestrâ (Histoire, 2004 ),
CH:AU (L’oeil du cyclone,2004; fuite, 2007),
Boulouris 5tet (saignées, 2005),
Ostermundigen Symphony orchestra (Memory, concerto for Double bass and orchestra)
as well as music for video, theater and dance.
He has also achieved several personal projects:
Workin'songs (intermedia publication about contemporary songs, 2016);
CHAU: The Musical (contemporary backstage, musical 2015);
Malleus Malefcarum (2013);
Circumnavigation (sound poetry, 2012),
Klangabarett (2011);
Artifact (2010) for the duo 1 + 1, live electronics and video;
Performance for musicians, dancers and electronics to former prisons Vevey (2005);
Jeu: musical duel for double quartet (2004),
Les évadés, 4tet basses (2000).
Member of the company CHAU, chamber contemporary music and various improvised music groups:
Insubordination Meta Orchestra; Ensemble Street North, The joyful noise ensemble.
Beside his composition activities, he is also a curator and researcher and obtained a Masters in Critical
Curatorial Studies in 2016 at the High School for Arts in Geneva in 2016.
Residencies in Moutiers ( Pentographe center), Baltimore (Hi Zero Festival), Amsterdam (STEIM).
Winner of 2nd price a the ASM improvisation competition of in 2004 with Kiku, audience award at the
music festival for silent flm from Aosta in 2005, Nominee for the Swiss Price of musical creation in 2014.

 

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  • Gender: 
    M
  • Citizenship: 
    Switzerland
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