January 10, 1950 |
|Genres||Film score, Italian Folk|
|Labels||La-La Land Records|
Carlo Siliotto (born 10 January 1950) is an Italian composer best known for his soundtrack scores.
Early Life and Career
Carlo Siliotto was born in Rome in 1950 He accomplished his studies on composition at the Conservatory of Frosinone, under the guidance of Maestro Daniele Paris. He founded the group "Canzoniere del Lazio" (1973-1980) with which he adapted and revisited traditional popular songs and music originating from Southern Italy and the Mediterranean. He created a new sound out of tradition, mixing languages and instruments of rock, jazz and classical music with the codes of ethnic music, a field in which he is considered an expert. The group produced six LPs ("Quando nascesti tune", "Lassa stà la mè creatura", "Spirito bono", "Morra", "Miradas" "Canzoniere del Lazio in Berlin") and has been in tour in many countries, particularly in Africa where he had the opportunity to share experiences with remarkable African artists from Somalia, Tanzania, Moçambique, Zambia, Kenya. After words he wrote a tale in music: "Ondina" (Polygram), and took part to the project "Carnascialia" with several artists belonging to the Mediterranean music cultural area. He kept making concerts with his new ensemble (Gramigna) in Greece, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Nigeria and Moçambique. In the early eighties he has been working as composer, orchestrator and producer and violinist with many Italian artists: among them Domenico Modugno, Antonello Venditti, Francesco De Gregori and others. He wrote music for symphonic orchestra (Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano) and studied and managed baroque and ancient music with several ensembles. Throughout the years he has been writing music for theatre with directors like Otello Sarzi, Marco Parodi, Carlo Cecchi and others. His music has been used by many choreographers such as Fiorenza D'Alessandro and Adriana Borriello. He composed for chamber and symphonic ensembles so as for various rock, jazz and ethnic groups of instruments. In 1984 he decided to focus his activity in writing film scores. Since then he composed about hundred scores for both theatrical features an tv movies working with directors such as Carlo Lizzani, Jonathan Hensleigh,Maurizio Nichetti,Robert Marcowitz,Ricky Tognazzi,Carlos Saura Medrano,Clive Donner,Sergev Bodrov, Ivan Passer,Patricia Riggen,Carlo Carlei,Joseph Sargent,Roger Young,Uli Edel, Stefano Rulli, Sergio Sanchez Suarez,Robert Allan Ackermann,Gabriela Tagliavini, Eugenio Derbez and many others. In 2007 he received a Golden Globe nomination for NOMAD THE WARRIOR ( Bodrov-Passer) and in 2011 he was nominated by the Italian critics for the Nastro d’Argento Award for IL PADRE E LO STRANIERO (Tognazzi).In 2004 was nominated by IFSCA for THE PUNISHER. In 2014 has been nominated as Best music for a comedy by the IFSCA. And won the COLONNE SONORE Award as Best score for a foreign film, both for INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED ( No Se Aceptan Devoluciones) by Eugenio Derbez. Carlo currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Film and Television Scores
In 1984 Siliotto changed focus, and elected to prioritise composition for film and television. He has since scored at least seventy films and numerous television series, and has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award, most recently for the score of Nomad. Some of his credits include;
- Mino (1986)
- The Father and the Foreigner (2010)
- Without Men (2011)
- Tequila: Historia de una Pasión (2011)
- Vivaldi (2013 film; 2010 is a different film, scored by Klaus Badelt)
- Instructions Not Included (2013)