Brahim Kerkour is an Anglo-Moroccan composer based in London. His music focuses on the sensory experience of listening.
Brahim Kerkour studied composition with Fabien Lévy, Tristan Murail, and Noel Zahler, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University, having initially trained at Connecticut College.
He was the first Composer-in-Residence with Manchester Camerata in 2012 as part of Sound and Music’s Embedded residency programme where he developed the work ‘In Circulation’. In 2013 he was awarded the George Butterworth prize for this piece.
His instrumental and electronic compositions have been performed at festivals and venues including ECLAT Festival (Stuttgart), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), MaerzMusik Festival (Berlin), MATA Festival (New York), Teatro della Zarzuela (Madrid). Radio and television broadcasts include France Musique, Deutschlandradio Kultur, SWR, France 3, and ABC Australia.
Composing within the context of aural culture, Brahim Kerkour is committed to researching kinetic and tactile sound materials, and their role in sculpting mental, corporeal and acoustic spaces for reflection and calm. His work explores the possibility of a musical expressivity based on the intersections of sound, movement, and space.
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