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 soundtracks for the Cannes selected feature The Legend (2018), French Presidency music (2017), 2020 Oscar eligible short film Two (2019) best music award for Code Switch at the New Orleans Black film festival and the recently released French feature L'instant Présent (2021).