Julien Tarride is both a composer and visual artist. His work combines perfoming arts with new technologies such as music and generated scores as well as video and 3D computer-based images.
With a background in classical music, Julien turned towards jazz then to contemporary and electro acoustics composition at Conservatoire de Musique de Lyon, where he studied from 1997-2002. At the same time, he graduated from the National Fine Arts Academy (Beaux Arts de Lyon) and completed further study at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains du Fresnoy in cinema and new technologies, working with Jean Luc Godard, André Labarthe, Chantal Akerman, Alain Buffard, David Link, Paulo Pachini and Christopher Kim.
Since 2002 Julien has worked as a composer and stage designer for choreographers Andonis Foniadakis, Benjamin Millepied, Davy Brun and Ken Ossola. He has been a composer for a number of dance companies’ works including Martha Graham Dance Company, Apotosoma Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company, Dansgroup Amsterdam and National Dance Company of Wales.
He has also contributed to many other artists’ work: composers, visual artists, writers and also filmakers.