Brahim Kerkour

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 3:15 am

Brahim Kerkour

Brahim Kerkour is an Anglo-Moroccan composer currently based in London.  His work situates itself within a musical philosophy of sensory experience.  At the heart of his approach is a commitment to the research of sound materials and their distribution within microscopic transformations of kinetic, tactile and spatial criteria.  His music, conceived as a choreography of sound organisms, aims to sculpt spaces for personal experiences in listening.  He works with both acoustic and electronic instruments.  Brahim was appointed Manchester Camerata/Sound and Music Embedded Composer-in-Residence for the 2011-12 season, and served as a resident composer at Royaumont’s Transforme (Se prolonger) professional training course for choreographers from 2010-2011.  His music has received performances at venues and festivals including Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), ECLAT Festival (Stuttgart), MATA Festival (New York), Royaumont (France), and has been broadcast by France Musique, Deutschlandradio Kultur, and France 3.  Brahim studied composition with Fabien Lévy, Tristan Murail, and Noel Zahler, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University, having initially trained at Connecticut College.