PHAR (Raphaël Dargent) was born in Paris. He spent his childhood in Tokyo, studying the piano and classical composers who had major influence on his work (Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov). At the age of 12 he discovered rock and electronic music and quickly extended his learning to synthesizers, guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocals and violin. His passion for music has led him to record himself and use computer music technology since a very young age.
It was only a matter of time before he realized his strong ability to relate stories, as well as his musical and creative talent, were to merge into film music composition. After getting a degree from the ESSEC business school in entrepreneurship. He decided to move to Los Angeles and graduated from the USC Screen Scoring master program for which he received the Harry Warren Scholarship. He was also admitted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
His work includes ncludes soundtracks for the Cannes selected feature The Legend (2018), 2020 Oscar eligible film Two (2019), In the Moment (2021) and the soon to be released series Maharlika (2023).