• The Lodge

    Essentielle by Tara

Tara is a singer-songwriter. She has travelled the world convinced that music is a universal language.
Nestled in the slab of the deer in this lodge, she composed this magnificent ode to the forest that she
knows is so essential to our physical and mental well-being. In this lodge in the colours of the deep
forest, all shades of green, the mirrors answer each other to bring the trees even deeper into your
interior. Comfortably Installed in your warm relaxing bath on your private terrace you can let yourself
be carried by the music of Tara. From your bed you can read and reread the words of ESSENTIELLE
written from her hand on the wall.

Tara is a singer-songwriter. She has travelled the world convinced that music is a universal language.
Nestled in the slab of the deer in this lodge, she composed this magnificent ode to the forest that she
knows is so essential to our physical and mental well-being. In this lodge in the colours of the deep
forest, all shades of green, the mirrors answer each other to bring the trees even deeper into your
interior. Comfortably Installed in your warm relaxing bath on your private terrace you can let yourself
be carried by the music of Tara. From your bed you can read and reread the words of ESSENTIELLE
written from her hand on the wall.

Interview

TARA

Author, Composer, Performer

Tell us what motivated you to join this project, how did you draw inspiration from the space and the nature around it ?

I think it is absolutely essential today to be able to find spaces of peace and tranquillity. In such places, reproducing the conditions inherent in any space of Nature, the being can contact what is essential to it. In silence, and in the greatness of the forest, he can find his place and the way leading to his interiority. I found this gift when I came to live an experience in Loire Valley Lodges. I felt that everything was designed to offer such an experience both to listen to the being and to listen to the Earth. There is a lot of humility in this project and at the same time a real sensitivity allied to a talent put at the service of the forest. If I can participate at the same time as encouraging the deployment of this beautiful initiative, it is naturally with all my heart and in tune that I will do it.

Tara, explain to us how you chose to sign this lodge and leave your artistic imprint?

This place inspired me to write and compose this song, "Essentielle". The first quality of a musician is knowing how to listen. We’re just putting in notes and words what’s already there. In a forest like this, connected to all the other forests of the planet, there is so much to discover, it is so moving! I tried to transcribe as best I could what was breathed into me when I was here. For me the forest is like a mother, it gives life, it protects and it knows to be as sweet as ferocious, it is pure love. And today, she calls her children to stand up in their turn and take care of her, measuring the responsibility, we find the path of our being and the meaning of our presence here. This is what this place inspired me and what I want to translate into this song.

Biography

The first quality of a musician is that of being able to listen. We just put in notes and words what is already there.

29-year-old songwriter and performer from France, some note in it the looks of Joan Baez and others
find the creative impetus of a French Kate Bush. Tara has been writing and composing since she was
7 years old. She studied piano, guitar, dance and theatre with various mentors and quickly
distinguished herself by her boundless creativity. At the age of 16, she is supported by the label LMA
(Landes Musique Amplifiées) to give concerts and ensure the first parts of artists. The audience is
sensitive to her stage play, she takes us into her authentic universe. She continues to sing her
compositions accompanied by her guitar on some scenes of the capital city and releases a very first
clip -on the song Euskadi, written in homage to her Basque roots -which gets a media report by
France 3. Her first album is born in June 2017 at the Theatre du Temps in Paris, Tara is then
accompanied by a dozen musicians representing different musical traditions.
It bears the name of Dharamsala, a title-tribute to the peoples met during her travels as a musician
and reporter. In 2018, she created the association Le Chant de nos Racines (lechantdenosracines.org)

who will take her on the roads of France and Spain in concerts through a tour off the beaten track in
which are also proposed workshops and collective actions to promote and share the message of Life
contained in his songs. Its Francophonie reveals a universal dimension, especially during this concert
for Greenpeace on the ship of the Esperanza in Bilbao bringing together an international audience
that is touched by its repertoire. In 2019, she released her second album and chose to group her
compositions on the theme of resilience.
She indulges in it more personally, and as an alchemist of sound, denounces at the same time that
she embraces “It is the death of death, pain and boredom, and my heart that laughs at it”. We will
also find Seper, the song she wrote to journalist Marine Barnérias for her book Seper Hero, which
had stirred hearts on social networks “There is my soul at the top of the cities, more perfume than
thorns and everything in its place”. The French-speaking artist invites other languages and vocal
techniques in this album and offers with more depth her multi-faceted appearance: she whispers in
Euskara, raises the tone in glossolalie, slam in Spanish, vocalize in English, He raised his voice in
Native American and African arabesques. She puts it in a fair and sensitive way everything that can
allow us to share her love of life.

Tara, if you were ...

  • A forest of the world :

    The Canadian Boreal Forest

  • A tree, you would ...

    A tree, from those who remind me of the Indian tipi’s refuge

  • Part of this tree :

    The pinnacle to be in the first lodges of the singing Wind

  • A forest dweller :

    the Spirit of the forest! So much to do ...!

  • A season :

    Fall

  • A mushroom :

    Say a cedar, it grows under the trees and is generous

  • A wind :

    the wind of Foehn! Driven by the strength of the mountainous terrain

  • A smell :

    The smell of Nordmann fir (in its natural state obviously)