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 handcrafted eccentrics instruments: a casseroles drum set, an old patched trombone, the “Clock Kalimba” and the “Guitanjo” combining a guitar and a banjo. All these instruments are blended by a loop machine and homemade metal boxes filled with electronic devices.

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 world and the musiques actuelles. The musical performance and the character are so original and sensitive that your ears and your foots will be captivated.

La Rosa de los Vientos

ZagreB is born from the collaboration between Torpeza Ritmika and Eric Tarantola A fearless clown mastering the Cyr wheel accompanied by a one man band of modern times.
Together they are creating a unique world combining theatre, circus along music of the world.

Torpeza Ritmika is this eccentric clown teasing her audience who like to surprise, amuse people. She is an experienced acrobat dancer combining elegance and grace mastering the Cyr wheel over the music waves of the one man band.
Eric Tarantola is not just a musician but an orchestra of his own. From his sophisticated magic music box, Eric will blend different styles and influences transporting the audience into an imaginary world.

"La rosa de los vientos" is an interactive show associating sense of humour and poetry for all audiences.
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 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

Vidjo Folies
16 november
Suze la Rousse, FRANCE

Tour 2018

festival Kleinkunst insel Usedom
18.19.20.21 May
Heringsdorf, GERMANY

Muziek in de straten
26 May
Enschede, NEDERLAND

Kunsten op Straat
27 may
Hengelo, NEDERLAND

Buskers street festival in Vaduz
2.3 june
Vaduz, LIECHTENSTEIN

Buskers Chur
8.9 june
Chur, SWITZERLAND

Imaginaria 2018
16 june
San Pellegrino Al Cassero, ITALY

Biomarché Zofingen
22.23.24 june
Zofingen, SWITZERLAND

Blinden- und Behinderten
29 june
Bern, SWITZERLAND

Festival Onderstroom
7.8 july
Vlissingen, NEDERLAND

Street music festival Satu Mare
13.14.15 july
Satu Mare, ROMANIA

Theater TOUR "Buvette chez Suzette" SWITZERLAND
21 july - Wagen zum Glück Worblaufen
22 july - Bogen 17 Wohlei Wohlen
24 july - Camping Murten
26 july - Wuplu Gaswerk Bern
27 july - Kugelfest Signau
29 july Chäsi Gysenstein
31 july Zaff Fest Bern
2 august Fuchs und Specht Burgdorf
3.4.5 august - Streetfood Bern
11 august Openair Vinelz

Ostfest alternativ musics
3 august
Bern, SWITZERLAND

Streetfood Bern
4 august
Bern, SWITZERLAND

Fiesta del asado
11 August
Probstenberg, SWITZERLAND

International street artist festival - Spettacolo
17.18.19 August
Brunnen, SWITZERLAND
10 ans de clinique pour enfants
15 September
Bienne, SWITZERLAND




























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

-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

Brazil

-Festival do circo do Ceará - Fortaleza - Brazil

AUSTRIA

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

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

-Di Strada In Strada - Bra

...

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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