A French composer, performer and multidisciplinary artist born September 30, 1972 in Rouen
After a standard academic cursus, notably with Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, Tristan Murail and Guy Reibel, as well as a First Prize for analysis (1999) and one for composition (2000) at the Paris Conservatory, François Sarhan has created a proteiform artistic world. The founder in 2002 of crWth, an organisation for the production of music theatre and concerts, he has devised shows (King Lear, 2010), made animated films and videos (Home Work, 2011) and has taken part in various events concerning dance and theatre… As a composer he has distinguished himself in all genres: orchestra (Dibbuk, 2010), chamber music (Bobbok for string quartet, 2002), chamber opera (Kyrielle du sentiment des choses, first staged at the Festival of Aix en Provence in 2003), electronic music (Les demoiselles du Docteur Krü for choreography by Anja Hempel, 2004), mixed music (Testimony for narrator, solo instruments, amplified ensemble and recorded sounds, 2007). His works are often grouped into cycles, e.g. La fleur inverse, inspired by the poet Jacques Roubaud, whose seminars he had followed at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. A multi-disciplinary artiste, François Sarhan is the author of L’Encyclopédie du professeur Glaçon, a surrealist collection of fictitious articles and illustrations on various subjects, the basis for a series of shows, lectures and exhibitions.