Gus Reyes

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Gus Reyes
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Born Gustavo Alberto Ramírez Reyes
(1977-06-27) June 27, 1977 (age 41)
Mexico City
Occupation Composer / Film Scoring
Years active 1993–present
Website http://www.gusreyes.com.mx/

Gus Reyes (born June 27, 1977) is a Mexican musician and composer primarily focused on film scoring.

Reyes began his studies in music at the age of 8. His father, Jesus Gustavo Ramírez Avila, student of the great guitar players Manuel López Ramos (México 1929-2006) and Andrés Segovia (Spain, 1893-1987), was his first teacher in music. During his early years Reyes was part of several Sacred Music Choirs, all directed by Phillipe H. Tolón, who was Lead Violín at the Opera Orchestra of Bellas Artes (Mexico) at that time. He became soloist pretty fast, and gave tours for many years. Later, Reyes begin his studies in many important music institutions ending with his application to the "Cardenal Miranda Institute" in 1995, where he spent most of his youth studying music.

Great Mexican teachers had been part of his education, like Xavier Gonzalez Tezcucano (Composer, Orchestral and Choral Conductor), Luis Armando Elias Chain (Composer), Philippe H. Tolon (Lead Violinist), Juan Trigos (Composer), Jorge Torres Sáenz (Composer), Jaime Uribe (Composer and Musical analyst), Eduardo Gamboa (Composer), among others. Reyes studied majors in Composition, Orchestral and Choral Conducting and Musicology.

While studying, Reyes had the chance to start writing music for low budget films, doing almost 20 of them. Most of those films are lost in time, nevertheless he kept writing music for this type of productions almost his entire time in college.

There are now countless examples of Reyes's music in Mexican film industry like "Magnicidio" (2002), "El Ultimo Evangelio" (2008), "El Ultimo País Mágico" (2005), "El Secreto" (2010), "The Dark Side of Light" (2014), "El Entrenador" (2014), "Pink" (2015), "El Charro de Toluquilla" (2016) among many others.

Reyes also has collaborated with other composers like Andres Sanchez-Maher in "Mexican Gangster" (2014), “El Charro de Toluquilla” (Tribeca 2016), "I Dream in Another Language" (Audience Award Winner at the Sundance Film Festival 2017), the recently released Documentary Film "Ayotzinapa, El Paso de la Tortuga", Directed by Enrique Meza, Produced by Bertha Navarro and Guillermo Del Toro, (Winner of the Audience and the Press Award at Guadalajara International Film Festival 2018), the Netflix - Univision TV Series "El Chapo", also the upcoming film "Complot Mongol" Directed by Sebastian Del Amo and with Francisco Albisua in "El Fantástico Mundo de Juan Orol" (2012) as co-composer, music arranger, conductor and orchestrator.

Reyes and Andrés Sanchez-Maher are also best known for their orchestral arrangements for rock bands like "Zoé" in their Latin Grammy award winning MTV unplugged "Música de Fondo" (Mexico 2011) and "Dorian" in their album "Diez Años y un Día" (Spain 2015).

Nominated for the IX Jerry Goldsmith Awards for his work on the film "The Dark Side of Light" at the International Film Music Festival of Cordoba, Spain 2014, and later for the Silver Goddess Manuel Esperón Award for best music for a film at the Pecime Press Awards 2015, Reyes made his international debut with this soundtrack. Edited and distributed by Kronos Records and MovieScore Media, “The Dark Side of Light Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” was very well received by international film music critics and stands as one of the best of 2014. "The Dark Side of Light Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" is still currently available in CD format and Digital download at Kronos Records, MovieScoreMedia, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music, iTunes, Allmusic, Napster, 7Digital, Kurrentmusic, Intrada Store and many more around the world.


http://filmmusicfestival.org/en/jerry-goldsmith/

http://www.bsospirit.com/2014/06/25/nominaciones-a-los-ix-premios-jerry-goldsmith/


Invited by Bertha Navarro (Producer of Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth", "Chronos" and "The Devil's Backbone"), Reyes has been part of all Mexico City's Film Music Labs since 2010 as a Film Scoring Advisor.

Reyes is currently working with Andrés Sanchez-Maher in the film “La Ira o el Seól”, directed by Juan Mora (“Erendira Ikikunari” 2016), Story-House & Netflix TV Series "El Chapo", directed by Ernesto Contreras, J.M. Cravioto, written by Silvana Aguirre & Carlos Contreras, and the Documentary Film "El Paso de la Tortuga", produced by Bertha Navarro, among other international projects.

More recently Reyes was selected for the Sundance Film Music Program 2016 that took place at the Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California, and is being promoted by ASCAP and the Sundance Film Festival 2017 in their renowned annual Composer Spotlight.


https://www.sundance.org/blogs/news/2016-skywalker-sound-film-composers-sound-design-lab

https://www.ascap.com/news-events/events/2017/sundance-2017/composers/gus-reyes


Filmography[edit]

He has composed scores for:

  • El Guero Estrada (1997) Directed by Gilberto De Anda
  • El Manco (1997) Directed by Gilberto Trujillo
  • El Gallo Galindo (1997) Directed by Gilberto De Anda
  • El Policia Increible (1996) Directed by Eduardo Martínez
  • El Encuentro (2003) Directed by Christian Rivera
  • Magnicidio, Complot en Lomas Taurinas (2005) Directed by Miguel Marte
  • El Ultimo País Mágico (2005) Directed by Demetrio Bilbatúa
  • Halcones, Terrorismo de Estado (2006) Directed by Carlos Mendoza
  • Los Dueños de la Democracia (2006) Directed by Carlos Mendoza
  • Mas que mascotas (TV) (2006) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • Bichos en el Corazon de la Tierra (TV) (2007) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • El Ultimo Evangelio (2008) Directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia
  • Bichos, Atrapados en la Ciudad (TV) (2008) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • 1968, La Conexion Americana (2008) Directed by Carlos Mendoza
  • El Poder de la Imagen (2008) Directed by Patricia Urias
  • Entre Siglos, La Fortaleza de Perote (2008) Directed by Coizta Grecko
  • La Independencia de México (2009) Directed by Patricia Urias
  • Footprints over Footprints UNESCO presentation Paris, France (2009) Directed by Coizta Grecko
  • Tepetongo, its voice and people (2009) Directed by Oscar Hernandez
  • La Vida Sobre Rieles (2009) Directed by Felipe Vázquez Maqueda
  • 1910, De la Estación al Tren (2009) Directed by Felipe Vázquez Maqueda
  • Ciudadanos o Criminales? (2009) Directed by Mario Viveros
  • Kebira, El Impacto del Gilf Kebir (Work in progress) (2009) Directed by Felipe Vázquez Maqueda
  • Naturaleza Espectacular (TV) (2009) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • Blatt Angelus (2009) Directed by Aracely Santana
  • Una Guerra Secreta (2009) Directed by Patricia Urias
  • El Productor (TV) (2010) Collaboration with composer Andres Sanchez-Maher
  • El Secreto (Formerly called "La Casa de las Sanaciones") (2010) Directed by Gilberto De Anda
  • Heroes Verdaderos (Additional composer) (2010) Directed by Carlos Kuri
  • La Soledad y el Olvido (2010) Directed by Coizta Grecko
  • El Libro Rojo: Especies Amenazadas (TV) (2011) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • El Ring de la Vida (TV) (2011) Directed by Hugo Carrillo
  • El Libro Rojo: Especies Amenazadas 2nd Season (TV) (2012) Directed by Fabricio Feduchy
  • El Lado Oscuro de la Luz (2013) Directed by Hugo Carrillo
   Nominated for Best Music for a Film in the IX Edition of the Jerry Goldsmith Awards 
   at the International Film Music Festival of Cordoba, Spain 2014, 
   and for the Silver Goddess Manuel Esperón Award 2015 in Mexico.
   Soundtrack available at http://www.kronosrecords.com/ and http://moviescoremedia.com/
  • Entrenando a mi Papá (2014) Directed by Walter Doehner
  • Gangster Mexicano (Mexican Gangster) (2014) (Composer of additional music) Directed by J.M. Cravioto
  • Memoria y Verdad' (Remembrance and Truth) (2015) Directed by Carlos Mendoza
  • Pink' (2015) Directed by Francisco del Toro
  • El Charro de Toluquilla' (2016) Directed by José Villalobos
   Winner of the "Best Ibero-american Documentary Film Award" and the "Infinitum Audience Award" at the Guadalajara International Film Festival 2016.
   Winner of the Special Jury Award at the Dock of the Bay Festival of Musical Documentary Films, San Sebastian, Spain.
   Winner of "Best Documentary" at the Internacional Film Festival of Mérida, Yucatan 2016.
   Best of Fest Selection at Sheffield Doc Fest 2016.
   Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival 2016.
   Official Selection at Morelia´s International Film Festival 2016.
   Official Selection at the Zurich Film Festival 2016.
   Honorary Mention at the "Jose Rubirosa Award" by UNAM´s Film Archive.
   Best Director Honorary Mention at Gasparilla International Film Festival, Tampa Bay, Florida.
  • Sueño en otro Idioma' (I Dream in another Language) (2016) (Composer of additional music, Orchestrator and Music Arranger) Directed by Ernesto Contreras
   Winner of the "Audience Award" in the category of World Drama Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival 2017
  • La Ira o el Seól' (2017) (Composer in collaboration with Andrés Sanchez-Maher) Written and Directed by Juan Mora Cattlet
  • Ayotzinapa, El Paso de la Tortuga' (2017) (Composer in collaboration with Andrés Sanchez-Maher and Camilla Uboldi) Produced by Guillermo Del Toro & Bertha Navarro
   Winner of the Press Award and the Audience Award at Guadalajara´s International Film Festival (FICG) 2018.
  • Ponzoña' (2018) Documentary Film Produced and Directed by Rodolfo Juárez & Alejandro Alonso
   Official Selection at Guadalajara´s International Film Festival (FICG) 2018.
  • El Chapo' TV Series Produced by Story House & Netflix. (2017) (Composer in collaboration with Andrés Sanchez-Maher and Eduardo Aram) Directed by Ernesto Contreras and J. M. Cravioto
  • Complot Mongol' (2018) (Composer in collaboration with Andrés Sanchez-Maher and Dan Zlotnik) Directed by Sebastian Del Amo
  • Falco' TV Series Produced by Dynamo & Red Arrow´s Spiral International & Amazon Prime & Telemundo. (2018) (Composer in collaboration with Andrés Sanchez-Maher) Directed by Ernesto Contreras


His composition works also include scores for the short films:

  • Contratiempo (2003) Directed by Mauricio Bidault
  • Nia (2006) Directed by Francisco X. Rivera
  • Ita Yuyu (2003) Directed by RAFA devillamagallón
  • The Other Room (2006) Directed by Acán Coen
  • El Hombre que no Podía Llorar (2007) Directed by Emilio Aguilar
  • Revolucion S.A. de C.V. (2008) Directed by Emilio Aguilar
  • Dejad que los niños (2008) Directed by Alfonso Virues
  • Zeviathan (2010) Directed by Iker Orozco
  • Pandemonium Nazi (2012) Directed by Jorge Diez De Bonilla Fuchs
  • Azul (2012) Directed by Danel Nehmad
  • Bautizo (2012) Directed by Laurette Flores
  • Victoria (2015) Directed by Gilbo Jiménez
  • Y Mañana otra vez (2017) Directed by Gilbo Jiménez
  • Mamá (2017) Directed by Gilbo Jiménez
  • Papá (2018) Directed by Gilbo Jiménez

Other works:

  • Salvador (2008) (As Orchestrator) Directed by Victor Salcido
  • Nación Apache (2009) (As Orchestrator) Directed by Carlos Muñóz
  • La Abolición (Choral arrangements) (2010)

Collaboration with Andres Sanchez-Maher, Directed by Jesus Magaña

  • Música de Fondo (Zoé MTV Unplugged) (Strings and Brass arrangements)

Winner of 2 Latin Gammy Awards (Best Alternative Album & Best Rock Song of 2011), Collaboration with Andres Sanchez-Maher, Produced by Phil Vinall.

  • 2nd Film Music Lab (Mexico City, 2011) (Film Scoring Advisor)

Organized by Bertha Navarro, IMCINE, IBERMedia, SGAE, Instituto Buñuel and Fundación Author Arteria México.

  • Nada haces por mí (Juan Carlos Lozano) (2011) (Strings arrangements)

Collaboration with Andres Sanchez-Maher and Yanou Dozol. Produced by Phil Vinall.

  • Sofá Project (2011) (Composer and Musical Producer)

Collaboration with Ivonne Guevara, Jethro Carbonell and Yanou Dozol.

  • El Fantástico Mundo de Juan Oról (2012) (Orchestrator and Music Programming)

Collaboration with composer Francisco Albisua. Directed by Sebastian Del Amo

  • 3rd Film Music Lab (Mexico City, 2012) (Film Scoring Advisor)

Organized by Bertha Navarro. Sponsored by IMCINE, FONCA, IBERMedia, Fonoteca Nacional, Fundación Pedro y Elena Hernandez, Estudios 5 de Mayo, Adco Pro S.C., Astro LX and Laboratorio para profesionales de Cine y Creación.

  • Dorian (New upcoming CD release) (2012) (Strings arrangements)

Collaboration with Andres Sanchez-Maher. Produced by Phil Vinall.

  • 4th Film Music Lab (Mexico City, 2013) (Film Scoring Advisor)

Organized by Bertha Navarro. Sponsored by IMCINE, FONCA, IBERMedia, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, Gobierno del Distrito Federal, Fundación Pedro y Elena Hernandez, Estudios 5 de Mayo Astro LX and Laboratorio para profesionales de Cine y Creación.

  • Gangster Mexicano aka "Mexican Gangster" (2013) Directed by J.M. Cravioto (Additional Music and String Arrangements)

Collaboration with composers Andres Sanchez-Maher, Pablo Valero and Daniel Zlotnik.

  • Jirón de Niebla (2014) Directed by Julio Cesar Estrada (Music Editor)

Collaboration with composer Eduardo Gamboa.

  • 5th Film Music Lab (Mexico City, 2014) (Film Scoring Advisor)

Organized by Bertha Navarro. Sponsored by IMCINE, FONCA, IBERMedia, Cátedra Bergman UNAM, Astro LX and Laboratorio para profesionales de Cine y Creación.

  • Diez Años y un Día by Dorian (CD Release) (2015) (Strings Arrangements)

Collaboration with composer Andrés Sanchez Maher.

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