In 2007 and for the first time in Algeria, Salim Dada was nominated “Composer in Residence” near the Algerian National Symphony Orchestra, with which it realised several new compositions: 7 creations and 30 concerts in two years. Salim Dada is the author of several symphonic compositions, chamber music, guitar pieces also for polyphonic choir and jazz ensemble. It also carries a great interest to film music, theatre and ballet.
The compositions of Salim Dada were winner in several contests and were presented in several international festivals. They were played and commissioned in many countries of world: Algeria, Germany, Italy, Austria, French, Morocco, Syria, Egypt, Argentina, Holland and Spain. And by various orchestras and ensembles: Orchestre Symphonique National Algérien, Arab Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Euro-Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Pays de Fontainebleau, “Ensemble Conductus” di Merano, “Orquestra Terrassa48” di Catalonia, “Calefax Reed Quintet” from The Netherlands, Ensemble “Al Ouns” de Laghouat and “Bassamat” Oud Duet from Paris.
Since November 2008, Salim Dada lives in Italy.