updated 19 December 2018
© Arthur Pequin

Zad Moultaka

Franco-Lebanese composer and visual artist born 4 June 1967 in Wadi Chahrour.

Zad Moultaka took up the piano at the age of five, going on to study the instrument with Madeleine Médawar at the Beirut Conservatory. In 1984, fleeing the civil war in his home country, he moved to Paris, where he studied piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire (CNSMDP), graduating with highest honours. He subsequently pursued a career as a pianist, which he abandoned in 1993 in order to focus on composing and painting.

His catalogue, comprising works for choir, chamber ensemble, solo vocal works, an opera, and electroacoustic and installation pieces, fuses elements of Western contemporary music with the monodies, heterophony, modes, rhythms, and vocal style of Arabic music. He has worked with numerous ensembles and orchestras, including 2e2m, Ars Nova, Sillages, Accroche note, Musicatreize, Instant Donné, Netherland Radio Choir, Schönberg Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalsolisten, the Les Éléments Chamber Choir, and the Orchestre National de Lorraine.

Zàrani(2002) for contralto, oud, piano, and percussion, commissioned by the Beiteddine Festival, is a re-interpretation of traditionalmuwashshah songs (a secular Arabic musical genre), in which the piano serves to destabilise and prolong the lyrical material. This work marked a turning point in Moultaka’s style, comprising a synthesis of Western (e.g., melodic linearity) and Eastern (traditional modes and divisions of the octave) styles.

In 2004, several of his works were premiered at the 38th “Rugissants de Grenoble” Festival by Ars Nova Ensemble and the Les Eléments Chamber Choir: Fragment B118 (a setting of a text by Empedocle), inspired by ancient Syriac chants; Enluminures, for nine female voices, a setting of poems by Georges Schehadé and a reflection on the nature of exile which borrows various “rural” vocal techniques (e.g., the cries of shepherds, zalaghyt, a sort of wailing performed by women at weddings, and vocal funeral lamentations); and Fanàriki, a concerto for cymbalum and chamber ensemble, based on the text Seven War Songs by Russian poet Ivan Silinski.

His first opera, Zajal, was premiered by Fadia Tomb El-Hage and Ars Nova Ensemble, conducted by Philippe Nahon. The work is a contemporary homage to the Zajal tradition, a form of Mediterranean poetry and vocal “jousting”. It deals with notions of collective memory, the relationship between tradition and modernity, and ethnic roots, while at the same time exploring the possibility of a truly Arabic form of opera.

In 2013, he received commissions from Radio France for the Présences Festival and the Alla Breve programme on France Musique, giving rise to Callara I, a work based on pre-Colombian texts prophesising the end of the world and the fall of Mayan civilisation in which a string quartet surrounds a solo alto; and Il Regno dell’Acqua, a five-movement work for chamber ensemble exploring themes of water and light, in which each movement is dedicated to a different part or characteristic of the city of Venice.

In 2004, along with Catherine Peillon, he co-founded Mezwej, an instrumental and vocal ensemble of varying size which endeavours to explore and mix the syntaxes of Western and Arabic musics. Invited for residencies at Royaumont from 2007 to 2009 and the Metz Arsenal in 2017 and 2018, Mezwej has premiered some fifty works by around twelve composers, including Moultaka’s own works: La Passion selon Marie (2011), a contemporary Syriac oratorio for soloist, mixed choir, and ensemble of baroque instruments; and La Passion d’Adonis (2015), a setting of texts by Syrian poet Adonis for oud, violin, percussion, and electronics.

Zad Moultaka composed Montée des ombres for Nuit Blanche in 2016, a procession of around 100 singers, led by twelve members of the Musicatreize Ensemble through the Tunnel des Tuileries (in Paris), immersing the audience in the sounds of the earth and water (diffused via loud-speakers), while on the walls, ghostly projections emerge from flowing water.

UM souverain moteur de toute chose for six singers, 11 instrumentalists, and electronics, a sonic meditation inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, commissioned by IRCAM, the Ile de France Festival and Ars Nova, was premiered in October 2016 at the Jean-Vilar Theatre in Montpellier.

In 2016-18, Zad Moultaka was in residence at the Arab World Institute in Paris, and in 2017-18 at the Metz Arsenal.

In addition to his work as a composer, Moultaka is active as a visual artist. In this capacity, his works have been displayed in numerous cities, including Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Venice, and Paris. In 2017, he was commissioned by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture to create the country’s pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Zad Moultaka’s creative output, both in the musical and visual fields, is marked by in-depth exploration of a set of core notions: history, war, memory, contemporary society, and the nature of borders, both visible and invisible.

His scores are published by Onoma Editions. Several of his works have been released on the Empreinte Digitale label.


© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2018

Sources

Site personnel du compositeur.

  • Solo (excluding voice)
    • elec stage Le Rêve d'Anna for piano and electroacoustic tape (2004), Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Omaggio a Luc Ferrari for piano and fixed sounds (2006), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Cornett for cornett (2007), 6 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Le Vent souffle où il veut IV for violin and fixed sounds (2007), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Polyphem for percussion and soundtrack (2007), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Tajwid for percussion (2007), 7 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zourna for clarinet or saxophone (2007), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Non for percussion and fixed sounds (2008), 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Artificiale I for alto or saxophone and fixed sounds (2012), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec La Mélancolie du diable for bagpipes and fixed sounds (2012), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Zanni for marimba and electronics (2014), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec As far as will fill up the time for birbyné (Lithuanian clarinet) and fixed sounds (2016), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Kahraba for electric guitar (2017), 7 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Sonia W for cello and fixed sounds (2017), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • Chamber music
    • An Nâs for string trio and percussion (2006), 17 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • An Nâs for flute, clarinet, qanun and percussion (2007), 17 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Le Vent souffle où il veut III for kaval, zarb and fixed sounds (2007), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Le Vent souffle où il veut V for flute and bass clarinet (2007), 6 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage Déplacé for a dancer, a guitarist and a percussionist (2008), 60 mn
    • Chants intimes cycle for trumpet, horn, trombone, saxophone and tuba (2009), 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Omaggio in tre - A Bruno Maderna for clarinet, guitar and viola (2010), 3 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mystère des mystères in two movements, for guitar and cello (2012), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mystère des mystères in four movements, for guitar and cello (2015), 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • Ensemble music
    • Music Box - Hommage à Gérard Grisey for six percussionists (2009), 2 mn 10 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Isôn for orchestra (2010), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Estompe for ensemble (2013), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Fragment for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and double bass (2013), 30 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Il Regno dell'Acqua for ensemble (2013), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Où en est la nuit for set (2013), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Baal for orchestra (2015), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Pas un bruit for orchestra (2016), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Noujoum for orchestra (2017), 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • Concert music
    • Fanàriki concerto for cymbalum and instrumental ensemble (2003), 23 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Loubnân for piano and ensemble (2006), 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Hanbleceya concerto for guitar and ensemble (2012), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Callara I for viola and string quartet (2013), 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • Quatre chants de guerre for voice and piano (2000), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zàrani cycle for contralto, oud, piano and percussion (2002), 60 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Fragment B118 for hidden choir and five instruments (2004), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Quatre chants de guerre for contralto and ensemble (2004), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Illuminations for contralto, choir and percussion (2005), 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Le Vent souffle où il veut II for voice, nay, english horn, percussion and piano (2005), 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Nepsis for mixed choir and ensemble (2005), 26 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Aes Ustum for soprano and ensemble (2006), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Autre silence for contralto and eight instruments (2006), 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • La Scala del Cielo for mixed choir, piano and percussion in the piano (2006), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Absence for flute and voice (2007), 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Cadavre Exquis for vocal ensemble or choir, bass drum and electroacoustic device (2007), 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec I had a dream for mixed choir, bass drum and fixed sounds (2007), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Our for choir and ensemble in seven tableaux (2007), 40 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Nenni Nenni Arabic rhymes, for children's choir and percussion (2008), 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • L'Autre rive for vocal ensemble and four musicians (2009), 4 h, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Zajal Arab chamber opera for a singer, an actor, a harmony ensemble, a percussionist and an electronic and video device (2010), 57 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Armoise for soprano and clarinet (2011), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • La Passion selon Marie Contemporary Syriac oratorio for soloist, mixed choir and baroque ensemble (2011), 1 h 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Maadan for four or eight voices, piano for four hands, cymbalum and percussion (2011), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Saisons for a singer, clarinet, guitar, viola, cello (2011), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Auf der Erde for soprano, clarinet and fixed sounds (2012), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Cinq Haïkus for voice (soprano or tenor) and viola (2012), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Èné Bèkè for soloist, choir and orchestra (2012), 23 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Callara II for sixteen singers, two pianos, two harps and two percussions (2013), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Leipsano (fragments de Sapphô de Mytilène) for choirs and orchestras (2013), 30 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Tous les hommes dansent Musical tale for five absent singers, tenor, saxophone, percussion and video (2013), 40 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Anath for bass voice, qanun and ensemble (2015), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Escribo en el agua for solo voice (traditional Iranian song), vocal ensemble, tar (or lute) and percussion (2015), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage König Hamed und seine Erste Frau children's opera for three singers and small instrumental ensemble (2015), 50 mn
    • elec La Passion d'Adonis for voice, oud, violin, percussions and electroacoustics (2015), 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Drei miese fiese Kerle opera for children, for soprano, bass and ensemble (2016), 15 mn
    • Tu n'as rien vu à Ougarit for choir, double bass and percussion (2016), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec ircam UM souverain moteur de toute chose for six singers, eleven instrumentalists and electronics (2016), 60 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Antar for two singers and ensemble (2017), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Combattimento II for soprano and baroque ensemble (2017), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Exercice de lumières for soprano, baroque and oriental ensemble (2017), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • UR PORTRAIT VEILHAN urportrait, sound poem for narrator, harpsichord and percussion after Xavier Veilhan (2017), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Humbaba for choir and orchestra (2018), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Sinfonietta IX for mezzo-soprano, orchestra and choir (2018), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage The towers of Beirut opera for soprano, flute and percussion (2018), 1 h 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • A cappella vocal music
    • elec La Tazhouli for a singer and fixed sounds (2002), Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zikr for contralto, choir and ensemble (2003), 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Enluminures for nine female voices (2004), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Neb Ankh for voice and electroacoustic environment (2007), 10 mn 45 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Vision for mixed choir and recorded voices (2007), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Annabi for a narrator (2008), 1 h 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Ikhtifa for vocal ensemble (2008), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Khat for eighteen voices (2008), 9 mn 40 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Kornobo Syriac-inspired song for two-part choir or children's choir (2008), 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Chant intime for tenor (2009), 7 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Jesu, meine Freude for children's choir or mixed choir (2009), 9 mn 30 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Lama Sabaqtani for mixed choir (2009), 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Ligéa for mixed choir with small instruments (2009), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Sur la montagne sans nom for mixed choir (2009), 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mèn Entè for five male voices (2010), 4 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Then Thèlo for children's choir with equal voices (2010), 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Hummus short opera for seven singers (2014), 25 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Ubi Es for five singers (2014), 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Maceghja for mixed choir (2015), 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Sirène intimate song for choir (2015), 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Soleil for four singers and choir (2015), 4 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec ircam Montée des ombres performance-procession for a hundred singers and electronics (2016), Onoma éditions musicales
    • Regarde ici-bas for choir (2016), 18 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Da Sancta for children's choir (2017), 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • SAKATA (psaume 60) for choir (2017), Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec ircam ŠamaŠ / Shamash Itima for mixed choir and electronic (2017), 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Khenkhenou for amateur choirs and vocal ensemble or vocal ensemble and fixed sounds (2018), 60 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec La Passion de Judas oratorio based on the Gospel of Judas for countertenor, electroacoustic and videographic device (2018), 60 mn
    • elec stage Première nuit du temps for eight singers, fixed sounds and projection (2018), 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Quel mystère que tu aies un corps for three alto voices (2018), 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
    • elec stage Non - hommage à Samir Kassir for zapateado and electroacoustic diffusion (2006), 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Azan for dancer and fixed sounds (2007), 7 mn 20 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Vibrances atonales sound installation (2016)
  • 2018
    • Humbaba for choir and orchestra, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Khenkhenou for amateur choirs and vocal ensemble or vocal ensemble and fixed sounds, 60 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec La Passion de Judas oratorio based on the Gospel of Judas for countertenor, electroacoustic and videographic device, 60 mn
    • elec stage Première nuit du temps for eight singers, fixed sounds and projection, 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Quel mystère que tu aies un corps for three alto voices, 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Sinfonietta IX for mezzo-soprano, orchestra and choir, 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage The towers of Beirut opera for soprano, flute and percussion, 1 h 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2017
    • Antar for two singers and ensemble, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Combattimento II for soprano and baroque ensemble, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Da Sancta for children's choir, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Exercice de lumières for soprano, baroque and oriental ensemble, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Kahraba for electric guitar, 7 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Noujoum for orchestra, 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • SAKATA (psaume 60) for choir, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Sonia W for cello and fixed sounds, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • UR PORTRAIT VEILHAN urportrait, sound poem for narrator, harpsichord and percussion after Xavier Veilhan, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec ircam ŠamaŠ / Shamash Itima for mixed choir and electronic, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2016
  • 2015
    • Anath for bass voice, qanun and ensemble, 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Baal for orchestra, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Escribo en el agua for solo voice (traditional Iranian song), vocal ensemble, tar (or lute) and percussion, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage König Hamed und seine Erste Frau children's opera for three singers and small instrumental ensemble, 50 mn
    • elec La Passion d'Adonis for voice, oud, violin, percussions and electroacoustics, 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Maceghja for mixed choir, 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mystère des mystères in four movements, for guitar and cello, 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Sirène intimate song for choir, 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Soleil for four singers and choir, 4 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2014
    • Hummus short opera for seven singers, 25 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Ubi Es for five singers, 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Zanni for marimba and electronics, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2013
    • Callara I for viola and string quartet, 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Callara II for sixteen singers, two pianos, two harps and two percussions, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Estompe for ensemble, 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Fragment for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello and double bass, 30 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Il Regno dell'Acqua for ensemble, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Leipsano (fragments de Sapphô de Mytilène) for choirs and orchestras, 30 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Où en est la nuit for set, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Tous les hommes dansent Musical tale for five absent singers, tenor, saxophone, percussion and video, 40 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2012
    • elec Artificiale I for alto or saxophone and fixed sounds, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Auf der Erde for soprano, clarinet and fixed sounds, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Cinq Haïkus for voice (soprano or tenor) and viola, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Hanbleceya concerto for guitar and ensemble, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec La Mélancolie du diable for bagpipes and fixed sounds, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mystère des mystères in two movements, for guitar and cello, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Èné Bèkè for soloist, choir and orchestra, 23 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2011
    • Armoise for soprano and clarinet, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • La Passion selon Marie Contemporary Syriac oratorio for soloist, mixed choir and baroque ensemble, 1 h 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Maadan for four or eight voices, piano for four hands, cymbalum and percussion, 20 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Saisons for a singer, clarinet, guitar, viola, cello, 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2010
    • Isôn for orchestra, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Mèn Entè for five male voices, 4 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Omaggio in tre - A Bruno Maderna for clarinet, guitar and viola, 3 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Then Thèlo for children's choir with equal voices, 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Zajal Arab chamber opera for a singer, an actor, a harmony ensemble, a percussionist and an electronic and video device, 57 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2009
  • 2008
    • elec stage Annabi for a narrator, 1 h 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • stage Déplacé for a dancer, a guitarist and a percussionist, 60 mn
    • Ikhtifa for vocal ensemble, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Khat for eighteen voices, 9 mn 40 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Kornobo Syriac-inspired song for two-part choir or children's choir, 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Nenni Nenni Arabic rhymes, for children's choir and percussion, 50 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Non for percussion and fixed sounds, 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2007
    • Absence for flute and voice, 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • An Nâs for flute, clarinet, qanun and percussion, 17 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Azan for dancer and fixed sounds, 7 mn 20 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Cadavre Exquis for vocal ensemble or choir, bass drum and electroacoustic device, 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Cornett for cornett, 6 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec I had a dream for mixed choir, bass drum and fixed sounds, 15 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Le Vent souffle où il veut III for kaval, zarb and fixed sounds, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Le Vent souffle où il veut IV for violin and fixed sounds, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Le Vent souffle où il veut V for flute and bass clarinet, 6 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Neb Ankh for voice and electroacoustic environment, 10 mn 45 s, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Our for choir and ensemble in seven tableaux, 40 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Polyphem for percussion and soundtrack, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Tajwid for percussion, 7 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Vision for mixed choir and recorded voices, 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zourna for clarinet or saxophone, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2006
    • Aes Ustum for soprano and ensemble, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • An Nâs for string trio and percussion, 17 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Autre silence for contralto and eight instruments, 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • La Scala del Cielo for mixed choir, piano and percussion in the piano, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Loubnân for piano and ensemble, 16 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Non - hommage à Samir Kassir for zapateado and electroacoustic diffusion, 12 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec Omaggio a Luc Ferrari for piano and fixed sounds, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2005
    • Illuminations for contralto, choir and percussion, 5 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Le Vent souffle où il veut II for voice, nay, english horn, percussion and piano, 9 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Nepsis for mixed choir and ensemble, 26 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2004
    • Enluminures for nine female voices, 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Fragment B118 for hidden choir and five instruments, 8 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • elec stage Le Rêve d'Anna for piano and electroacoustic tape, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Quatre chants de guerre for contralto and ensemble, 11 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2003
    • Fanàriki concerto for cymbalum and instrumental ensemble, 23 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zikr for contralto, choir and ensemble, 10 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2002
    • elec La Tazhouli for a singer and fixed sounds, Onoma éditions musicales
    • Zàrani cycle for contralto, oud, piano and percussion, 60 mn, Onoma éditions musicales
  • 2000

Bibliographie

  • Zeina SALEH KAYALI, Figures musicales du Liban. Zad Moultaka, compositeur, Paris, Geuthner, 2016.
  • Emmanuel DAYDÉ, Catherine PEILLON, Corinne SCHNEIDER, Zad Moultaka : ceux qui écoutent, Champigny sur Marne, 2e2m, collection « À la ligne », 2017.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Résonances poétiques chez un compositeur d’origine libanaise, entretien avec Catherine Peillon, dans La Pensée de midi, n° 28, 2009/2, p. 126-131. Article en ligne : http://zadmoultaka.com/musique/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/pdf_Entretien_aveCatherinePeillon.pdf (lien vérifié en février 2017).

Discographie

  • Zad MOULTAKA, Rituels, œuvres vocales, Ensemble Musicatreize, direction Roland Hayrabedian, 1 CD L’empreinte digitale, 2016, ED13246.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Visions, œuvres vocales, Chœur de chambre Les éléments, Fadia Tomb-el Hage, direction Joël Suhubiette, 1 CD L’empreinte digitale, 2010, ED13231.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Hildegarde von BINGEN, Ubi es I, II, III dans « Gemme », Ensemble De Caelis, direction Laurence Brisset, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2015, ED13241.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Où en est la nuit ; Fanàriki ; Hanbleceya, Alexandre Sura, cymbalum, Pablo Márquez, guitare, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, direction Lorraine Vaillancourt, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2014, ED13238.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Mèn èntè ; Lama Sabaqtani, dans « Méditerranée sacrée » avec des œuvres de Giacinto Scelsi, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Salomone Rossi, Alexandros Markeas ; Chœur de chambre Les Éléments, direction Joël Suhubiette, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2012, ED13235.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Khat ; La Scale del cielo ; Zikr ; Neb Ankh ; Enluminures ; Vision dans « Visions : œuvres vocales », Fadia Tomb El-Hage, contralto ; Ars nova ; Chœur de chambre Les Éléments ; direction Joël Suhubiette, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2007, ED 13231.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Z**àrani, Fadia Tomb El-Hage, contralto ; Jihad Al-Chemaly, oud ; Pierre Rigopoulos, percussion ; Zad Moultaka, piano, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2003, ED13163.
  • Zad MOULTAKA, Zajal, opéra arabe, Fadia Tomb El-Hage, contralto ; Gabriel Yammine, comédien ; Ars nova ; direction Philippe Nahon, 1 cd L’empreinte digitale, 2010, EDVD732.

Filmographie

  • Leila Kilani, Zad Moultaka, La Huit Production, 2002.

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