Eric TarantolaMulti instrumentalist
Born in 1983, in Orange, South of France, he studies the guitar and the trombone in the modern music training center called "Pro Music" in Thor, then to the national conservatoire of Marseille and Avignon. Besides his musical studies he puts one foot in the world of the theater entered the of theater by working as a stage manager of "Badaboum Théâtre" in Marseille (theater for children).
He plays and record with numerous bands of current music: from Funk, cumbia, hip-hop, reggae, salsa, jazz-fusion, ska-rock, brass band to traditional music of Burkina Faso.
In 2009, he creates his solo project « L’Orchestre imaginaire » combining several instruments and mixing them by means of a pedal tape recorder (loop-station). So he starts playing in the streets and begins an international artistic touring
multiplying encounters with artists of different backgrounds and collaborates in different fields like circus (Torpeza Ritmika, Markus Schrag), dance (Cie. À pas de loop, Elena Peinado), cinema (Collectif AIAA), street theater (Tartine compagnie), painting (Guillermo Escalante, Yasmine Chettouh), poetry (Yves Gaudin),…
In 2013, he meets the circus artist Torpeza Ritmika (clown and cyr-wheel) and create together the « Zagreb Company » presenting the show « La Rosa de los Vientos » with which he turns for now on 4 years. In 2016 the Zagreb Company collaborates with the Swiss comedian Markus Schrag and creates together the trio " Mägic Hene and Friends " with whom they participate in several festivals and cabarets in Switzerland.
With his three shows « L’Orchestre Imaginaire », « La Rosa de los Vientos » and « Mägic Hene and friends » Eric played in numerous street festivals in more than 20 countries over the world.
Eric, stills explore new instruments and new sounds, he collaborate with the composer Yves Chomez, so he can produce compositions always more original.