A highly professional and imaginative composer and orchestrator. I worked for The Walt Disney Co. on a project of mine called 'Mickey Mousing' in which I composed and conducted original scores for some early Mickey Mouse shorts from the 20's and 30's.
Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger.
I specialize in concert/orchestral music, but I have a huge background in jazz and funk, so wether you need a small jazzy arrangement or a massive sounding orchestral score for the screen or live performance, do not hesitate to contact me.
I have a deep knowledge in various genres from classical to atonal/contemporary music, as well as in popular/ethnic music.
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 digital orchestra or a professionally engraved masterscore for live use or studio recording.
Additional guitar and piano tracks are also possible.
I studied electric guitar at the Buenos Aires Music School, where I participated in jazz improvisation and arranging master classes taught by Scott Henderson and Mike Stern, among others. After graduating I studied composition at the National University of the Arts.
You can check my work at my web page www.marcosbarilari.com
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
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Interview with Marcos Barilari
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will never do with their projects something that does not make me proud.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I do not see it as a job. It's my life.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd be fine with three things. A piano, a pencil and a ream of staff paper.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm great at developing ideas. I can write a symphony out of a 3 notes motiv
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I would have to say that music for advertising is the most common type of work.