Brahim Kerkour

Brahim Kerkour is an Anglo-Moroccan composer based in London.  His work is situated 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 on France Musique, Deutschlandradio Kultur, and France3.  Brahim studied composition with Fabien Lévy, Tristan Murail, and Noel Zahler, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University, having initially trained at Connecticut College. 

Bio courtesy of his website.

Beyond the poetry of silence: Musical process and perception in Salvatore Sciarrino's "Introduzione all'oscuro"
Columbia Degrees: 
DMA, Composition