Tara Bouman studied classical clarinet in the Netherlands and has performed concerts all over Europe, Chile, Mexico and the United States of America – initially in the field of the so called contemporary music, until in her collaboration with Markus Stockhausen she was encouraged to improvise. Since then her focus has been in playing “intuitive music”.
In cooperation with Deutschland Radio the Cologne Label Aktivraum published her first CD in 2003: CONTEMPORARY. In 2002 she started to perform together with Markus Stockhausen (trumpet, flugelhorn) in the duo Moving Sounds. In 2004 their first duo CD THINKING ABOUT was released; RITUAL from the year 2015 is the second recording by Moving Sounds. Other CD’s with Tara are: SYMPHONIC COLOURS and SPACES AND SPHERES (2009), and ETERNAL VOYAGE in 2010.
Tara Bouman enjoys to perform in beautifully sounding, voluminous halls, where the sounds of wind and brass can unfold at its best. Her music is without label – her intention is to play music that is pure, music which touches the soul. The music unfolds and develops in the very moment of its performance. This way it is connected with the place it is played and the people present.
Tara also is a teacher of Iyengar Yoga.