Harry Allouche is a composer, conductor, pianist and music producer embracing a wide variety of musical elements, from classical writing and popular influences to electronic and orchestral colors: this sonic research now accompanies filmmakers’ vision.
Since 2016, Harry expresses his cinephilia by improvising the piano accompaniment for silent films at the French Cinémathèque, the Jérome Seydoux-Pathé Foundation in Paris and at France Culture.
In 2017, Harry signed his first original score for Arte’s documentary Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum directed by Sophie Bassaler. Celebrating the historical photo agency’s 70th anniversary, the musical score aimed at reflecting the timelessness and refined aesthetic power of its subject matter. The film was nominated at the 44th Telluride Film Festival.
In the following year, Harry composed the score of the French feature film Au bout des doigts, featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and Lambert Wilson. This movie allowed Harry to experiment a new musical palette, creating a veiled sound intertwining the city’s murmur with the main character’s own musical world. In addition to coaching the actors in instrumental interpretation, Harry Allouche adapted and conducted Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto. Au Bout des Doigts was screened at the Colcoa French Film Festival in Los Angeles and received the People’s Choice Award at La Baule Cinema & Film Music Festival in France. The following year, Harry Allouche was nominated by the Film Music Composers‘ Union in the emerging talent category.
Cultivating eclecticism, Harry wrote arrangements for pop artists such as April March and for the Théâtre du Châtelet. This year, he took part in the music preparation of Marc-André Dalbavie’s new opera Le Soulier de Satin for the Opéra de Paris while graduating from the Master’s program in Political Arts founded by Bruno Latour at Sciences Po Paris.
Since 2021, Harry teaches harmony to the students in sound engineering at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Born in Paris, Harry first learned piano and drums, a practice that led him to become a member of the French rock band Les Shades, signed by the indie record label Tricatel. Harry Allouche is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he studied notably with Thierry Escaich, Michaël Lévinas, Marc-André Dalbavie and Isabelle Duha.