Samard Polikar


Claude SAMARD POLIKAR is an explorer of musical landscapes. Over the years he has traveled successfully across many diverse musical territories as a musician, arranger, producer and film composer. (2 Best Music Awards in major international Film Festivals). Studied at Berklee College of Music (Boston-USA). Claude started his musical career as a studio guitarist and  soon became an accomplished arranger with several gold and platinum credits to his name.
He then evolved quite naturally into producing and composing music for films, documentaries, video games and music libraries, when not working as a musician/Musical Director for electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre (since 2004)

Claude SAMARD POLIKAR’s unique compositional versatility led him to involvement in far-ranging projects like scoring UbiSoft’s runaway international video game hit Rayman as well as composing reggae songs for Rita Marley.
His first movie soundtrack "Bo Ba Bu" (Directed by Uzbek Ali Khamraev) won the Best Music Award in 2001 at the Shanghai International FIlm Festival. “The folk music of Central Asia and modern music are beautifully blended in BO BA BU” was the Jury's comment.

His score for Max Sender's  "Christopher Roth"  was voted Best Music at Sao Paulo-Brazil 5th Cinefantastic Festival (2010).
His collaboration with Cezame now showcases more than 30 songs. "Vision of China" (CEZ 4133) , his latest release from 2014 is a good example of the blend of organic and electronic sounds that has become Claude SAMARD POLIKAR’s indelible and successful trademark.

More on Claude Samard-Polikar :

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CEZ4133 Gao Tie
[CEZ4133 - 1]
1 2'18 Claude Samard Inspirational & proud. Chinese ethnic instruments, electronics & cinematic rhythm @ 0'37. China, electro world, geopolitics, corporate, cold [...]
CEZ4133 Gao Tie 2
[CEZ4133 - 15]
0 1'51 Claude Samard Atmospheric & suspended. Chinese ethnic instruments, electronics percussion & drums @ 1'08. China, electro world, corporate, erhu , geopolitics [...]
CEZ4133 Tenacity and Ingenuity
[CEZ4133 - 2]
2 2'32 Claude Samard Urban & unusual. Electro dub/trap. Chinese ethnic instruments & electronics. kung fu, China, electro world, geopolitics, night activity [...]
CEZ4133 Tenacity and Ingenuity 2
[CEZ4133 - 17]
0 2'32 Claude Samard Urban & unusual. Electro dub/trap. Chinese ethnic instruments & electronics. Female vocal @ [...] electro world, China, geopolitics, unclassifiable, sensual [...]
CEZ4133 Tenacity and Ingenuity 3
[CEZ4133 - 19]
0 1'47 Claude Samard Urban & unusual. Electro dub/trap. Female vocal. Chinese ethnic instruments & electronics. fashion, advertising, modern, contemporary art, daytime TV [...]
CEZ4133 Tech Center
[CEZ4133 - 4]
0 2'41 Claude Samard Weird & mysterious. Electronics, Erhu (violon chinois) & voice FX. China, electro world, kung fu, erhu , geopolitics [...]
CEG5024 Sunburst
[CEG5024 - 4]
0 02'52 Claude Polikar, Vincent Leibovitz Constant, wandering & inexorable. Banjo, pedal steel guitar & baritone guitar. Desert & [...] desolate, wide open space, anticipation, wandering, panoramic [...]
CEZ4133 Vision of China
[CEZ4133 - 3]
0 2'49 Claude Samard Panoramic & majestic. Chinese ethnic instruments, electronics & rhythm @ 0'48. kung fu, world music, China, guzheng , electro world [...]
CEZ4133 Go East Young Man
[CEZ4133 - 5]
1 3'38 Claude Samard Filtered atmospheric intro. @ 1'28 positive & lively country rhythm with electric guitar & [...] China, daytime TV, lively, electric guitar, alt country [...]
CEZ4133 Go East Young Man 2
[CEZ4133 - 21]
0 2'09 Claude Samard Positive & lively. Mix of tradionnal chinese music & country. Electric guitar, rhythm & [...] comical, kitsch & cheesy, alt country, anachronistic, China [...]
CEZ4133 World Factory
[CEZ4133 - 9]
0 2'01 Claude Samard, Sathy Ngouane Serious, tense, determined & urgent. Chinese ethnic instruments, electronics & rhythm. China, breaking news, kung fu, warlike, industry [...]
CEZ4054 Outcasts
[CEZ4054 - 3]
0 2'15 Vincent Leibovitz, Claude Samard Slow garage band with twangy guitar & fragile introspective groove. lazy, rock ballad, clumsy, wandering, electric guitar [...]
CEZ4054 Man Alone
[CEZ4054 - 7]
0 2'26 Claude Samard, Vincent Leibovitz My way or the highway... Heroic & distorted solo guitar. 1960, fx distorsion, desolate, 1970, hot desert [...]
CEZ4054 Timeless Express
[CEZ4054 - 20]
0 2'40 Claude Samard Keep on rollin'... Up-beat train rhythm drums with country boogie guitars. road movie, trains, Country & Western, lively, United States of America [...]
CEZ4053 Lake Shimmer
[CEZ4053 - 13]
0 2'33 Vincent Leibovitz, Claude Samard Natural, atmospheric & acoustic. Strings drones, simple guitar & banjo. atmospheric, suspended atmosphere, wide open space, peaceful, United States of America [...]
CEZ4053 Sunburst
[CEZ4053 - 14]
0 2'47 Vincent Leibovitz, Claude Samard Heart of nature. Banjo loop with lap steel & baritone guitar. introspective, narrative, dreamy, wide open space, peaceful [...]
CEZ4053 Miles Away
[CEZ4053 - 15]
0 2'10 Vincent Leibovitz, Claude Samard Panoramique, atmospheric & toughtful. Slow keyboard drone with piano & guitar. beds, interrogative, contemporary series, sparse, hot desert [...]
CEZ4052 Repeated Dreams
[CEZ4052 - 6]
0 2'11 Loïs Blanca, Claude Samard Waves of sound. Large ambient drone with guitar & synth. soundscape, desolate, suspense, sparse, hot desert [...]
CEZ4052 Harmony
[CEZ4052 - 11]
0 1'43 Vincent Leibovitz, Claude Samard Simple melody. Subtle and resonant Ebow guitar drone. Ebow guitar, atmospheric, hot desert, desolate, suspended atmosphere [...]
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