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.
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44 Reviews - 9 Repeat ClientsEndorse Marcos Barilari
Another great orchestration of my new orchestral piece.
Marcos always delivers exactly what the composition needs.
Very reliable, outstanding communication and collaboration.
I return to Marcos with my final orchestrations and touch ups because he is just an amazing orchestrator. Do not hesitate to contact him.
Marcos turned around an arrangement I needed on very tight turnaround and knocked it out of the park. He is the absolute best.
Marcos is an absolutely brilliant composer and arranger. He listens carefully to make sure the arrangement honors your composition. One of the best for sure!
Marcos is always creative and super awesome. I really love his artistic direction and he is my number one orchestrator. He is a story teller, knows how to set the mood to the layers of emotion I describe to him. And it always fun doing music with Marcos.
Another great orchestration by Marcos. The communications is always impeccable and a perfect final result.
Marcos has a stellar ear. He nailed the execution of the arrangement and made room for the rest of the production. Highly highly recommend.
Getting a score ready for an orchestra is no easy task!
Marcos will get it done for you meticulously and with a great collaboration.
Before handing a score to an orchestra, we need to be absolutely sure that every thing is perfect. Marcos will deliver the orchestration and final score that leaves no doubts to any players or conductor.
Stellar work by Marcos. A beautiful score and clean transcription. Highly recommend!
I'm a visual communicator and Marcos is a master with the colours of the sound. I describe to Marcos the scene, he waves his pencil, capturing all the feeling and colours I wanted with his score. We've been through many journeys from Epic battle, to love song, to beach-side relaxing atmospheric score and I love it all. I'm always excited to go on a journey with Marcos. Can't wait for the next project
Another great experience working with Marcos.
Always very focused on the orchestration. Lots of communication to address various concerns.
Final delivery is perfect.
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.
When you hand your final score to Marcos, you can be sure that the final result will always be much more than you expected.
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!
Another amazing experience with Marcos! Great work all around. We recommend working with him for sure.
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 ;)
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.
An amazing musician, orchestrator and composer.
Great communication and collaboration.
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!
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.