Golden Globe-nominated composer Carlo Siliotto joins us to discuss his Italian roots in folk music, his adoption of instruments from other cultures, and his scoring of Nomad. Carlo is interviewed by ASA past president Del Engen. Carlo also joins us for the first part of our study into Debussy’s La Mer.
About Carlo Siliotto
Since 1984 Carlo has written music for over a hundred projects, ranging from theatrical features to documentaries and television series. His ability to blend modern sonorities with the melodic traditions of Italian film music has been a passport for working alongside many established directors, such as Patricia Riggen, Eugenio Derbez, Jonathan Hensleigh, Robert Markowitz, Ricky Tognazzi, Carlos Saura-Medrano, Clive Donner, Sergev Bodrov, Ivan Passer, Joseph Sargent, Roger Young, Uli Edel, Sergio Sanchez Suarez, Robert Allan Ackermann, Carlo Carlei, Maurizio Nichetti, and many others.
In 2007, Carlo received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on NOMAD: THE WARRIOR (Bodrov-Passer), a historical epic set in 18th-century Kazakhstan, and in 2011 he was nominated by the Italian critics for the “Nastro d’Argento” for the music of THE FATHER AND THE FOREIGNER (Tognazzi). In 2004 he was nominated for Best Music by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) for THE PUNISHER (Hensleigh).
Carlo received multiple awards for the 2014 Mexican film, INSTRUCTION NOT INCLUDED (Derbez), the highest grossing Spanish-language film ever released in America, surpassing even PAN’S LABYRINTH and THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. Carlo’s latest work, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN (P. Riggen) was released on March 16th by Sony/Columbia Pictures.