Harry Allouche is a French composer, pianist and music producer.
He creates a music inspired by popular influences and classical sounds, associating electronic and orchestral colors: a sonic research that accompanies filmmakers’ vision.
In 2017, Harry signed his first original score for the documentary Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum directed by Sophie Bassaler. His musical score aimed at reflecting the timelessness and refined aesthetic power of its subject matter. The film, celebrating the historical Magnum Photos agency’s 70th anniversary and co-produced by Arte, was nominated at the Telluride International Film Festival.
In 2018, Harry composed the score for Ludovic Bernard’s feature film In Your Hands, featuring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lambert Wilson and Jules Benchetrit. For this project, Harry created a veiled sound intertwining the city’s murmur with the main character’s own musical imagination. Furthermore, Harry Allouche was head of the film’s musical direction for which he notably adapted Rachmaninov’s piano concerto n°2. In Your Hands was shown in Los Angeles during the Colcoa French Film Festival, and received the audience award at La Baule Cinema & Music Film Festival in France. The following year, Harry Allouche was nominated by the Film Music Composers‘ Union (UCMF) in the emerging talent category.
He just composed the score of a new long-feature film to be released in Spring 2020.
Born in Paris, Harry Allouche first learned piano and drums, a practice that led him to become a member of the French rock band Les Shades in 2004. The group was signed by Bertrand Burgalat on his record company Tricatel.
He then got accepted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) where he studied with contemporary composers such as Thierry Escaich, Marc-André Dalbavie and Michaël Lévinas.
Deeply interested in all kinds of music, he signed several arrangements especially for the OFJ orchestra (Orchestre Français des Jeunes) and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. He also wrote musicology articles notably about the composer Maurice Duruflé.