Ivan Iusco

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Ivan Iusco
Born (1970-09-04) September 4, 1970 (age 48)
OriginBari, Italy
GenresFilm music, Classical music, Electronic music, Pop music
Occupation(s)Composer, music producer
Years active1987–present
LabelsWarner Music Group, EMI, Virgin Records, Minus Habens Records

Ivan Iusco, (born September 4, 1970) is an Italian award-winning composer and producer based in Los Angeles.

He debuted in the film industry in 1999, having composed the music for the Apulian cult movie “LaCapaGira” directed by Alessandro Piva, and went on to win Best Soundtrack at the 2000 Valencia Film Festival (Spain). In 2003 he composed the music for “Mio Cognato”, a movie by the same director, for which he received the 2004 Nastro d'Argento nomination for Best Soundtrack.

Iusco has partnered often with the well-known Italian director, Sergio Rubini, composing the main theme for the movie "L’Anima Gemella" (2002), the soundtrack of “L’Amore Ritorna” (2004) and an additional score for "Colpo D’Occhio" (2008) which complemented the music of Pino Donaggio.

His scoring career also includes “Ho Voglia Di Te” (2007) by the Spanish director Luis Prieto; “Fesibum / Maledetto Tag episode” (2009) by Dino Giarrusso; “6 Sull’Autobus” (2012) a project by Sergio Rubini produced by the Accademia Nazionale D’Arte Drammatica Silvio D’Amico (selected at the 69th Venice Film Festival); and “Da Che Parte Stai” (2016) by Francesco Lopez.

In 1987 he founded the pioneering Italian music label Minus Habens Records (involving artists such as Angelo Badalamenti, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and Depeche Mode), through which he continues to explore and publish avant-garde and cutting edge music.

The track “Mobili In Mobilis”, taken from his album “Transients” (2015) has been nominated for the Best Instrumental Song by the American Songwriting Awards 2016.

His current projects include the soundtrack for “Rex Starlight”, a TV series pilot by the American scriptwriter Daniel Greenspan and the much-anticipated joint project titled “Between” with the Canadian artist Cassandra Cronenberg.

Movie Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1999 Lacapagira Alessandro Piva
2001 Giorni Laura Muscardin
2002 Soul Mate (film) Sergio Rubini additional music
2003 Mio cognato Alessandro Piva
2004 L'amore ritorna Sergio Rubini
2006 Checosamanca Alice Rohrwacher
2007 Ho voglia di te (film) Luis Prieto (director)
2008 Colpo d'occhio Sergio Rubini additional music
2009 Feisbum! Dino Giarrusso
2012 6 Sull'Autobus VV.AA
2017 Da Che Parte Stai Francesco Lopez

Videoart, Short Film and Documentary Soundtracks[edit]

Year Title Director
2002 The Spy Inside Me Materia
2004 Legamento Materia
2005 Impossible Love Luca Curci
2006 Impossible Garden Luca Curci & Fabiana Roscioli
2006 Perotti Point Alessandro Piva
2006 Zeleny Muz Jack Wareing
2010 The Synth Ivan Iusco
2011 The Empire Of R-Evolution Luca Curci
2013 Gioco Nel Vento Francesco Lopez
2013 Movimento 2 Andreia Vigo (performed by AjAx)
2016 Clown and Girl Jack Wareing
2017 Emoticon Antonio Palumbo
2018 Transatlantico Rex Nave 296 Maurizio Sciarra


Year Title Music Label
2000 Lacapagira - Original Soundtrack Virgin Records
2003 Mio Cognato - Original Soundtrack Minus Habens Records/Emi Records
2004 L'amore ritorna - Original Soundtrack Warner Chappell Music
2007 Ho voglia di te (film) - Original Soundtrack Emi Records
2012 Water - solo album Minus Habens Records
2015 Transients - solo album Minus Habens Records

with Dive (Belgian band)[edit]

Year Title Music Label
1993 Concrete Jungle - album Minus Habens Records
1997 Snakedressed - album Daft/COP International
1999 True Lies - album Daft/Cop International
2017 Underneath - album Out Of Line

Awards & Nominations[edit]

- Best Music Video Nomination - “Falling (Andante) - taken from the album “Transients” - Los Angeles CineFest, USA 2017

- Best Instrumental Track Nomination “ASA 2016” - “Mobilis In Mobili” - taken from the album “Transients” - American Songwriting Awards, USA 2016

- Best Composer Award “Ombre Sonore Del Mediterraneo” - Teca del Mediterraneo/Consiglio Regionale della Puglia, Italy 2009

- Best Original Soundtrack Nomination “Diamanti Al Cinema” - soundtrack of the movie “Ho Voglia Di Te” - Venice Film Festival, Italy 2007

- Best Composer Special Award - Ragusa Film Festival, Italy 2004

- Best Original Soundtrack Nomination “Nastri D'argento” (Silver Ribbon) - “Mio Cognato” - Nastri D’Argento, Italy 2004

- Best Original Soundtrack Award - soundtrack of the movie “LaCapaGira” - Valencia Film Festival, Spain 2000

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