Marcos Barilari

Composer & Orchestrator

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Some of my credits include Disney, the San Francisco Symphony, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Professional and imaginative composer and orchestrator.

Hi! My name is Marcos Barilari, I'm a composer and orchestrator for concert and film.

I specialize in the production of dense symphonic arrangements and rich orchestrations, so if you need that massive sounding orchestral score for the screen or live performance, I'd love to hear from you.

After we talk about your project and discuss what you need, I will dive into my studio and start scoring. The end result can be a completely polished and mixed sounding sampled orchestra or a professionally engraved masterscore for live use or studio recording.

I studied composition at the prestigious National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires, having also a background in jazz and funk music with a degree in electric guitar from the Buenos Aires Music School, where I participated in jazz improvisation and arranging master classes taught by Scott Henderson and Mike Stern, among others.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

33 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marino P.
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    Another great experience working with Marcos.
    Always very focused on the orchestration. Lots of communication to address various concerns.
    Final delivery is perfect.

  2. Review by Marino P.
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    Marcos delivered a great orchestration that it is true to my composition.
    Communication is always easy and to the point. Final result will always exceed your expectations.
    Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Marino P.
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    When you hand your final score to Marcos, you can be sure that the final result will always be much more than you expected.
    Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Marino P.
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    Another great collaboration with Marcos. His attention to detail is outstanding. You can see that he puts a lot of effort in his work and the results are just amazing. Highly recommended!

  5. Review by A S.
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    Another amazing experience with Marcos! Great work all around. We recommend working with him for sure.

  6. Review by Logan N.
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    Always love working with Marcos. He's talented with orchestratration and is a great music arranger too. I love getting lost playing his artistic vision on paper. Very lovely and expressive. Thank you ;)

  7. Review by Marino P.
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    Marcos is an excellent orchestrator. He takes the time to go over the score in minute detail. He will respect your music and collaborate with you until you are happy with the final result. Fast communication, great exchange of ideas and outstanding final results.

  8. Review by Marino P.
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    An amazing musician, orchestrator and composer.
    Great communication and collaboration.
    Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Aristo
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    Marcos Barilari is top of the line, professional, talented and most importantly a humble collaborator- he is no doubt one of the best talents on here and beyond in this industry.
    He takes essential notes, he listens to your recommendations, all while applying his masterful knowledge and skill of all things music.
    You will be beyond glad you select Marcos for your project!

  10. Review by Wesley H.
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    Marcos was a pleasure to work. He understood the needs of the project immediately, was able to pivot and make alterations, and was all-around professional and courteous. His responses were prompt and clear.

    The music he created for my short film is beautifully composed, delicately performed, and has elevated my short to a whole new level.

    If you are looking for a talented musician and skilled composer, I highly recommend Marcos Barilari. I would definitely work with him again.

  11. Review by DeAnna C.
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    I could not have imagined a better experience than working with Marcos! The colors and textures he orchestrates create such a deep emotional response. He delivered above and beyond my expectations with his artistry and professionalism. He is definitely someone you want to work with again and again. His passion for the music and your project is what sets him apart -- truly a gem. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Marcos! Thank you so much!!

  12. Review by Logan N.
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    Marcos is incredible. We had so much fun with the song and the result is a masterpiece. Marcos is also a wonderful human being, Thank you so much for all the kindness and talents ;).

  13. Review by Karpis M.
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    I am so honored to work with such a talented composer who was there for me from the beginning to the end of the project. Maros’s detailed work and full understanding in structure and instrumentation has taken the hard rock songs to another level. His professionalism and personality directly impacted for the great outcome. Anyone interested score composer... I highly recommend to consider Marcos, he can write amazing score for full symphonic orchestra etc.
    Thank you Maestro!

    Karpis Maksudian

  14. Review by Logan N.
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    Give Marcos a pencil and paper, and he'll paint you a spectacular journey. An action movie is meaningless if it's just all big explosion, it has to tell a convincing story. Marcos knows this, his Epic composition is not only EPIC, he takes you through an Epic emotional roller coaster journey with proper theme development, growth and I feel satisfied when the song ended. Marco such a creative and approachable musician, I enjoy exchanging ideas with Marcos and can't wait for more projects to come.

  15. Review by Marino P.
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    Marcos did a phenomenal job and displayed vast expertise in orchestration.
    He is great musician, loves to collaborate with the composer, in order to achieve exceptional results.
    Highly recommended!

  16. Review by Elvic K.
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    Marcos always delivers the job as expected. Good result and good communication. Thanks, Man!

  17. Review by Jesse R.
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    This is my second job with Marcos. I really enjoy working with him and will continue to work with him. On the first project I brought a semi-formed idea to the table and he knocked it out of the park. On the second job I brought very little to the table and he composed a wonderful song. In both circumstances communication was great; it was quick and there was an obvious level of pride in the work. Very highly recommend. Will continue to work with him.

  18. Review by A S.
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    Marcos is an extremely passionate, hard-working, and creative musician. He brings his best to the project, which reflects in the final piece. We definitely recommend working with him!

  19. Review by Jesse R.
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    Absolutely loved working with Marcos. He was quick to understand what I wanted to do, responsive to changes, and very keen to communicate in a clear and concise manner. The final product was perfect. I love it. I hope to work with him again!

  20. Review by Brenda L.
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    Great communicator! I had a deadline and he exceeded my expectations for getting it finished and to me.Delivered on time and with great precision. I would work with him again.

Interview with Marcos Barilari

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: That would be 'Mickey Mousing'. That's a project of my own in which I composed and conducted original jazz scores for six Mickey Mouse shorts from the 20's and 30's. I am particularly proud of that one because with lots of hard work I achieved to get hired by The Walt Disney Co. and do several private performances for them. My role in that project was particulary absolute.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: That I will never do with their projects something that does not make me proud.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: The fact that I do not see it as a job. It's my life.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: This is all about communication. Please be as clear as you can about what you want. Doesn't matter if you speak in musical terms or not.

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: I'd be fine with three things. A piano, a pencil and a ream of staff paper.

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I've been doing this since I was 11, that's 17 years ago. I started playing guitar in hard rock bands and having piano lessons. After finishing school I started my oficial musical formation studing jazz guitar and arrangements. With time I became more and more closer to classical music and that led me to study composition.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Actually all my works in concert music are very different from each other. Composing means a different thing every year for me. But I guess I could say that my music is very schizophrenic. I like contrast. I like when music is actually saying something even if it is working as an underscore in a film or TV show.

  15. Q: What's your typical work process?

  16. A: I like to separate all technology from the composing process. I'm very old school in that sense, I compose and orchestrate with a pencil and not with the computer. For me, the computer is a tool for making mockups which I have previously composed, syncing music to picture, finding tempos for hit points, that source of staff.

  17. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  18. A: I usually record MIDI at my home studio in Buenos Aires. I mostly produce and record on Digital Performer and Cubase through a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio interface. When recording of acoustic ensembles or vocals are required I do it on a recording studio.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: I'm great at developing ideas. I can write a symphony out of a 3 notes motiv

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: I would have to say that music for advertising is the most common type of work.

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Lullaby Of The Tides (from Rainmaker Celebrations)

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Terms Of Service

I allow 2 revisions (However I'm flexible on this) . I want you to be 100% satisfied with the service. Typical turn around time depends on the job. I work very quickly and communicate daily.

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  • Orchestral Tools Berlin and Ark Series
  • Glory Days Big Band
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