L'orchestre imaginaire


When an elegant musician with a wacky attitude lays his carpet on the street and starts to play with cunning instruments and ingenious inventions, the magic orchestra comes to life.

Eric Tarantola amazes the audience playing his extra-ordinary instruments: a sauce pan drum set, an old patched trombone, the “Clock Thumb Piano” and the “Guitanjo” combining a guitar and a banjo. All these instruments are masterfully blended by loop machine and fx pedal to create audio magic.

Thanks to this atypical instrumentation and his personal way to compose music, Eric creates a playful universe that is the meeting point between the circus and world music. The musical performance and the character will be so original and sensitive that your ears and your feet will be captivated.
Pflasterzauber Hildesheim Germany

Pflasterzauber Hildesheim Germany

Onderstroom Holland

Onderstroom Holland

OFCA Poland

OFCA Poland

Chalon dans la rue France

Chalon dans la rue France

Eric Tarantola
Multi 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.













Tour 2022


Al Ula Moments Festival
11 - 22 february
AL Ula, SAOUDI ARABIA

Ecole Lamarque
27 April
Viviers 07, FRANCE

3R-la triade Ressourcerie des baronnies
21 May
Nyons, FRANCE

Cabaret Solidaire Ukraine
25 May
Bourg-Saint-Andéol 07, FRANCE

Sibiu International Theater Festival
26 - 27 June
Sibiu, ROMANIA

Festival Circo TOCATI cirQ’uartier
2 - 3 July
Bienne, SWITZERLAND

Sans Souci Festival
6 - 9 July
Burgdorf, SWITZERLAND

Auprès de mon arbre Guinguette
7 August
Mayres 07, FRANCE

Gampel Jazz Fest
3 September
Gampel, SWITZERLAND

Fête du Peuple Jurassien
11 September
Delémont, SWITZERLAND







Tour 2019


Gauklerfest Rottenburg
5 may
Rottenburg a.N, GERMANY

Aufgetischt St. Gallen
10.11 may
St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND

Festival Artistidistrada Ascona
7.8.9.10 June
Ascona, SWITZERLAND

PlusQ'île Festival
14 june
Bienne, SWITZERLAND

Bio marché Zofingen
21.22.23 june
Zofingen, SWITZERLAND

Straatkunstenfestival Del Mundo
29.30 june
Maasmechelen, BELGIUM

Chalon dans la rue "Off off"
24.25.26.27.28 July
Chalon sur saône, FRANCE.

Fête du lac d'Anneçy
3 august
Anneçy, FRANCE

OFCA Festival
9.10.11 august
Oleśnica, POLAND

East side music days
17 august
Berlin, Germany

Norder Sommerfest
23.24.25 august
Wachtberg, Germany

pflasterzauber Festival
30.31 august
Hildesheim, GERMANY

Festival Mondial des thêatres de marionnettes
"Off off"
20 until 29 september
Charleville Mézières, FRANCE

Le fiere del teatro
20 october
Sarmede, ITALY

La Musardière, fête d'automne
9 november
Vaison la romaine, FRANCE

Vidjo Folies
16 november
Suze la Rousse, FRANCE

Natal a Rir
8 december
Porto, PORTUGAL






Past Festivals



FRANCE

-La Presqu'île - Annonay (07)
-La lune Rouge - Verfeil-sur-Seye (82)
-Cirk'n Roll - Chabeuil (26)
-El local - Vaison la romaine (84)
-Chalon dans la rue off - Chalon sur saone (71)
-Bravos de la nuit - Pélussin (42)
-Bar l'Atelier du Cauris - Vaison la romaine
-Visites insolites - Bagnols sur Cèze
-Association Intervalle event - Buis les Baronnies
-Roquefort fait son cinéma - Roquefort
-Cabamesquin Festival - Carsan
-Festival International de Poésie - Cordes sur Ciel
-Festival Rituels et Art Sacré - Paris
-Festival De Théâtre Off - Avignon
-Kolorz Festival - Carpentras
-Festival Auprès de mon Arbre - Sabres
-Cabamesquin Festival - Carsan
-Festival Graines En Têtes - Brousse et Villaret
-Festival de la Parole Poétique - Quimperlé

SWITZERLAND

-International street artist festival - Spettacolo - Brunnen
-Buskers Chur - Chur
-Ostfest alternativ musics - Bern
-Biomarché Zofingen - Zofingen
-Blinden- und Behinderten - Bern
-Streetfood Bern - Bern
-Fiesta del asado - Probstenberg
-10 ans de clinique pour enfants - Bienne
-Heitere Fahne Die Idealistenkiste - Bern
-Reitschule Theater - Bern
-Zirkusfestival Plusqu'île - Biel
-Montreux jazz festival off - Montreux
-Oyate - Trimstein
-Vollbrand festival - Schangnau
-Boui-Boui festival - Mittwoch
-Zaffaraya fest - Bern
-Theater Barakuba (Mixmit 10') - Basel
-Theater Palazzo - Basel
-Kompetenzzentrum Arbeit KA event - Bern
-La fête du peuple jurassien - Delemont
-Theatre Spektakel - Zurich
-Festival des artistes de rue - Vevey
-Virtual Design Unit - Romanshorn

GERMANY

-Festival Kleinkunst Insel Usedom - Heringsdorf
-Kulturufer Festival - Friedrichshafen
-Marktspektakel - Obernzell
-Pinneberger Kleinkunstfestival - Pinneberg
-StraBentheaterfestival DaCapo - Kronberg im Taunus
-InterStrabenkunstler Festival - Munster
-Berlin Lacht - Berlin
-Dat Uhlenfest - Hamburg

SPAIN

-Fira Tarrega off - Tarrega
-Trebufestival - Trebujena
-Art en Bitrir - Petrer
-Pirineos Sur Festival - Sallent de Gallego
-Elx Al Carrer Festival - Elxe
-Festival Nuevos Lenguajes Escenicos Artescena - Avila
*BEST STREET SHOW AWARD*

BELGIUM

-Rallye-Théâtre de la petite reine - Lessines

NEDERLAND

-Straatfestival Arcen - Arcen
-Kunsten op straat - Denekamp
-Straatfestival Apeldoorn - Apeldoorn
-Festival Onderstroom - Vlissingen
-Muziek in de straten - Enschede
-Kunsten op Straat - Hengelo

BRAZIL

-Festival do circo do Ceará - Fortaleza - Brazil

AUSTRIA

-Pflasterspektakel Street Art Festival - Linz
-Flaniermeile Velden 2014 - Velden

LIECHTENSTEIN

-Buskers street festival in Vaduz - Vaduz

PORTUGAL

-Busker festival Obidos - Obidos
-Imaginarius - Porto

LETONIA

-Earth Sky Sea Festival - Liepaja

MACEDONIA
BULGARIA

-Buskerfest - Skopje

EGYPT

-Porto Marina summer Festival - Porto Marina

CROATIA

-Spancirfest - Varazdine
-Cest is d'best - Zagreb

MEXICO

-Contemporary Arts Center - Mexico DF

IRAK

-International street theater festival - Darbandikhan

SERBIA

-Basker fest - Belgrad

CZECH REP

-Kingswood event - Prague-Brno
-Za Dvermi Festival - Pragua - CZECH REP

SLOVENIA

-Ana Desetnica Festival - Ljubljana-Maribor
-Histeria Festival - Koper

POLAND

-Buskerbus Festival - Wroclaw-Zielona Gora - POLAND

ITALY

-Imaginaria 2018 - San Pellegrino Al Cassero
-Di Strada In Strada - Bra

ROMANIA

-Street music festival Satu Mare - Satu Mare

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News

LE FIERE DEL TEATRO, 13 October, Sarmede, ITALY

LE FIERE DEL TEATRO, 13 October, Sarmede, ITALY

FESTIVAL MONDIAL DES THEATRES DE MARIONNETTES 20 - 29 septembre Charleville Mézières, FRANCE

FESTIVAL MONDIAL DES THEATRES DE MARIONNETTES 20 - 29 septembre Charleville Mézières, FRANCE

East side music days 17 august Berlin, Germany

East side music days 17 august Berlin, Germany

OFCA Festival 9.10.11 august Oleśnica, POLAND

OFCA Festival 9.10.11 august Oleśnica, POLAND

Fête du lac d'Anneçy 3 august Anneçy, FRANCE

Fête du lac d'Anneçy 3 august Anneçy, FRANCE

CHALON DANS LA RUE 2019 (OFF OFF) 24 - 28 July. Chalon / Saône, FRANCE

CHALON DANS LA RUE 2019 (OFF OFF) 24 - 28 July. Chalon / Saône, FRANCE

Festival Artistidistrada Ascona 7.8.9.10 June Ascona, SWITZERLAND

Festival Artistidistrada Ascona 7.8.9.10 June Ascona, SWITZERLAND

Aufgetischt St. Gallen 10.11 may St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND

Aufgetischt St. Gallen 10.11 may St. Gallen, SWITZERLAND

Buskers Chur 8.9 june Chur, SWITZERLAND

Buskers Chur 8.9 june Chur, SWITZERLAND

International street artist festival - Spettacolo  17.18.19 August Brunnen, SWITZERLAND

International street artist festival - Spettacolo 17.18.19 August Brunnen, SWITZERLAND

Ostfest alternativ musics 3 august Bern, SWITZERLAND

Ostfest alternativ musics 3 august Bern, SWITZERLAND

Street music festival Satu Mare 13.14.15 july Satu Mare, ROMANIA

Street music festival Satu Mare 13.14.15 july Satu Mare, ROMANIA







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