Olivier Milchberg

Olivier Milchberg is a musician, composer, and producer from Paris. Passionated by world music, he loves to explore different music styles from the Andes with the bands Los Incas and Urubamba, Middle-east with Pecheurs de Perles or "world beat" with Cirque du Soleil’s “ZAiA”. He plays many plucked string instruments like the Irish Bouzouki, and flutes like the Bulgarian Kaval. He is composing for dance projects and movie soundtracks, with ethnic instruments, electronic music and string orchestras.

World music

I have been greatly influenced by traditional music, primarily the Andean folk music played by Los Incas, a group that was founded and directed by my father. As a child I spent a lot of time with the musicians of Los Incas, who taught me how to play the pan flute. From my 18th birthday […]

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Los Incas

The process of arranging and adapting traditional music to the modern ear, which has become known as world music, was not well-known in the 1960s and 1970s. Yet world music has since become increasingly popular and found a huge audience everywhere. Some examples of world music acts which have enjoyed widespread recognition are The Bothy

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I started to make music with computers aroud 1985, when personal computers where able to do it. I had fist an Atari 1024 with Pro24, ancestor of Steinberg’s Cubase. I remember spending two years learning computer and not making real music… but it was useful. I was synchronizing the computer (generating midi to external synths)

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string orchestras

I began to get into strings orchestration in 2009 while working in Macao (China). Alongside my work as a musician on the Cirque du Soleil show Zaia,I recorded instrumental parts for composers Lucio Godoy and Federico Jussid for Spanish films and TV series. This was a revelation and I continued to compose and arrange orchestral music, using samples, and with the help from friends and other musicians at Cirque du Soleil. In addition I have created soundtracks for choreographers and dancers like Lionel Hun and Ana Arroyo , for Duo Expressio, and for other movies.

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Press – CMTRA – Wahed

AU FIL DES RENCONTRES Entretien avec Olivier Milchberg, musicien, « programmateur » et arrangeur dans le groupe Pêcheur de Perles, à l’occasion de la sortie de leur nouvel album : « Wahed »… CMTRA : Un an et demi après Motayem, disque-rencontre avec le chanteur Palestinien Moneim Adwan, Pêcheurs de perles sort son nouvel album,Wahed.

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Press – CMTRA – Motayem

MOTAYEM. UNE RENCONTRE MUSICALE IRAK-PALESTINE Entretien Mohammed Alnuma et Olivier Milchberg. CMTRA : L’ensemble Pêcheurs de perles sort un disque réalisé avec le musicien palestinien Moneim Adwan. D’où est venue l’idée d’un tel projet ? Olivier Milchberg : L’origine du projet est la rencontre avec Moneim Adwan. Je l’ai rencontré en Palestine lors d’une tournée avec

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