Marcos Barilari

Composer, Orchestrator

18 Reviews (14 Verified)
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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. As an orchestrator I worked for the San Francisco Symphony writing arrangements.

Composer, Orchestrator and Arranger.

I specialize in concert/orchestral music, so if you need that 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, and I also scored for film and TV.

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.

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.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

18 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Elvic K.

    Marcos always delivers the job as expected. Good result and good communication. Thanks, Man!

  2. Review by Jesse R.

    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.

  3. Review by A S.

    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!

  4. Review by Jesse James Richard

    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!

  5. Review by Brenda L.

    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.

  6. Review by Vladimir Z.

    Marcos is a true professional. He is easy going and lovely to work with. A great collaboration. I am extremely happy with his thoughtfulness, work ethic and results.

  7. Review by John G.

    What an absolute delight working with Marcos! Not only did he deliver a masterful, beautiful arrangement but I really enjoyed the creative/collaborative process with him ... daring to take project in first place, thoughtful & responsive to my requirements/ideas, brave/willing to apply all his talents and to stretch himself & finally organized, thorough, on time & on budget.

    Really excited/grateful to have found Marcos and will be using his talents on future projects.

  8. Review by Elvic

    Outstanding job! Really good communication, good skills, and an awesome person.

    Really recommend you to work with him. :)

  9. Review by Sharon D.

    Marcos is a true professional, thorough in every aspect. Wonderful to work with!

  10. Review by Venue Songs

    Again, very good work !

  11. Review by Jonas Petersen - 24 Violins
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    It was a fantastic experience working on Marcos' music. Very well written and arranged, a piece of music that can absolutely compete with any of the great musical masterpieces out there. I would definitely love and look forward to be involved in future projects!

  12. Review by Venue Songs

    It was easy to co-work with Marcos. Absolutely fantastic !

  13. Review by Sharon D.

    Another job completed for me by Marcos with extreme diligence and precise care for the music. He is a gem to work with!

  14. Review by Sharon D.

    Absolutely loved working with Marcos! He is such a humble person with amazing talent, attention to detail and incredible work ethic. Marcos is highly professional, creative and passionate about his work. He is highly responsive and detailed in his communications, and exceeded my expectations on multiple levels. I'm so very pleased with his beautiful work, and feel blessed to have met Marcos! I'm already planning our next project.

  15. Review by Elvic

    Wonderfull! wonderfull! and wonderful work. Good guy, working faster, listening, creative and patient. Marcos really know what his doing and Im satisfied about the result.

  16. Review by Bruce Montonatti

    If you are looking to take your music to the next level with arrangements that sound incredible Marcos is your choice. One of the best composers and musicians with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Professional and serious to cover any type of work that requires its services, it has a sensitivity and understanding that makes the artist feel extremely comfortable. Guaranteed results.

  17. Review by Matias Menarguez

    Marcos has composed and arranged some of the most incredible music I have ever heard in my life. He is a true professional who will always excel your expectations. I was fortunate enough to work with him, and apart from being an incredible human being, he showed and somehow teached me to push my own limitations and improve my work ethic. I can not recommend him enough!

  18. Review by Rich L.

    Sounds good

Interview with Marcos Barilari

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

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

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  22. 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.


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.

Gear Highlights
  • Orchestral Tools Berlin and Ark Series
  • Glory Days Big Band
  • Ibanez archtop
  • Spectrasonics Trillian
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