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 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 8:21 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Does Piazolla count for 12 MONKEYS?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Washu   (Member)

Does Piazolla count for 12 MONKEYS?

Nope.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Two other composers and scores should be mentioned here: Sol Kaplan' s Way of a Gaucho and Bronislaw Kaper's Ride Vaquero. Two great latin scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   fvasquez   (Member)

In Chile we have a few really good composers.

Cristóbal Tapia de Veer: UK based, he did the series Utopia and more recently an episode of Black Mirror.

Jorge Arriagada: Has worked mostly in France, collaborated many years with Raúl Ruiz. Check Time Regained or Klimt. Most of his work in Chile is unreleased.

Jorge Aliaga: I love his jazzy score for the film Antonia. I think Kronos released a couple of scores by him and they're available on Spotify. Leontina is another good one.

Luis Advis, who died a few years ago, did a beautiful score for the movie Coronación. The music won a prize in Trieste.

Also in Argentina you can find good composers. Like Federico Jusid, who scored (along Emilio Kauderer) the film The Secret in Their Eyes (not the US remake).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cristóbal Tapia de Veer: UK based, he did the series Utopia and more recently an episode of Black Mirror.

Can't believe I forgot him. I guess because -- as you say -- he's UK-based. I've been a big fan for several years now.

Also in Argentina you can find good composers. Like Federico Jusid, who scored (along Emilio Kauderer) the film The Secret in Their Eyes (not the US remake).

For some reason, I always thought Jusid was Spanish. He's also a favourite of mine.

By the way, I'm a big fan of director Pablo Larraín (esp. TONY MANERO and NERUDA), but he doesn't use a lot of original music in his films.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

Well, if we're moving into the realm of south-american flavored scores by composers from other countries, then note that one of Revueltas's students, somebody named Alex North, wrote some amazing Mexican-flavored scores like Viva Zapata, Wonderful Country, Under the Volcano, and even Carny shows Revuestas's influence.

Ok how about The Professionals, Villa Rides and EL Condor...well mainly Villa Rides if we are taking Mexicana....

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Blood In Blood Out by Bill Conti.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The thread is out of control! Now people are listing South American-style scores by non-South American people!

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Not the first time that someone has written a reply without carefully reading the first post...

Until I hear something that can top it (and I'm well aware there is a ton in this area I haven't heard), Noche de los Mayas by Revueltas wins for me. There's an awesome recording with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the LA Phil....

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Tadlow   (Member)

The thread is out of control! Now people are listing South American-style scores by non-South American people!

My fault....but I do like to tease as some of these posts do tend to take themselves too seriously...but it is a well know fact that lot of the best music in the Spanish idiom has been written by Frenchmen...Bizet and Ravel to name but 2! And dare I mention that the most famous huapango rhythmic piece of music was written by Leonard Bernstein...but that will open up a whole new kettle of fish...and why not! smile smile smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 2:07 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

The thread is out of control! Now people are listing South American-style scores by non-South American people!

Does "Cuba" by Pat Williams count? Cuba is kind of near South America, plus Pat Williams talked to Lalo Schifrin, who is from Argentina, at a Hollywood soiree or two.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   fvasquez   (Member)

Also in Argentina you can find good composers. Like Federico Jusid, who scored (along Emilio Kauderer) the film The Secret in Their Eyes (not the US remake).

For some reason, I always thought Jusid was Spanish. He's also a favourite of mine.

By the way, I'm a big fan of director Pablo Larraín (esp. TONY MANERO and NERUDA), but he doesn't use a lot of original music in his films.


Larraín is great! As you say, he doesn't use a lot of original music, but actually in Neruda he worked with Federico Jusid (who's argentinian and works mostly in Spain). Then he worked with Mica Levi on Jackie. So maybe he's changing his approach.

Someone mentioned Gustavo Santaolalla and he has done some fine scores for latin american films, like Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales) and Diarios de motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries). He also did Amores Perros, but I don't remember the score at all.

Another good one is El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrance of the Serpent), scored by venezuelan Nascuy Linares.

I'm sure in Brazil there are fine composers. I know that one very famous is Marcus Viana, who scores a lot of television productions.

All these names are easy to find on Spotify or YouTube if someone wants to check them out ;-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The thread is out of control! Now people are listing South American-style scores by non-South American people!

HAVANA
Dave Grusin

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I've always had the soft spot for LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Not a film score, but it ought to be: a ballet score for The Legend of Joaquin Murieta, by Jose Luiz Dominguez of Chile. Imagine a merging of John Williams and James Horner. Incredible two-CD set on Naxos...highly recommended!

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I can't speak about the best, but there are some nice Latin tracks in the still unreleased score to "Hoy Man" (Silvestri):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4jiQwRPwBs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNP54aczC2Y

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I love this type of music, and I'm thrilled that so many of you have scores to suggest. Keep them coming. . . .

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Larraín is great! As you say, he doesn't use a lot of original music, but actually in Neruda he worked with Federico Jusid (who's argentinian and works mostly in Spain). Then he worked with Mica Levi on Jackie. So maybe he's changing his approach.

Yes, I own and really like the NERUDA score. Was not too keen on Levi's JACKIE (nor the film), but at least it was radical in approach.

Someone mentioned Gustavo Santaolalla and he has done some fine scores for latin american films, like Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales) and Diarios de motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries). He also did Amores Perros, but I don't remember the score at all.

Gustavo is great, and arguably the most famous South American film composer right now.

Another good one is El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrance of the Serpent), scored by venezuelan Nascuy Linares.

Yeah, I've been wanting to see that film for a while, after my colleagues raved about it. Hopefully soon.

Speaking of Chilean directors, how's the music situation in the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky or Patricio Guzmán? I've always liked their movies, but can't remember much of the music. THE PEARL BUTTON a couple of years ago was excellent.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I know Heitor Villa-Lobos composed some film scores; if his film music is as good as his concert music, he should be among the contenders. :-)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2018 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   fvasquez   (Member)

Speaking of Chilean directors, how's the music situation in the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky or Patricio Guzmán? I've always liked their movies, but can't remember much of the music. THE PEARL BUTTON a couple of years ago was excellent.

Guzmán didn't use original score in some of his early works (the three volumes of The Battle of Chile), but more recently he worked with Jorge Arriagada (chilean composer, based in Paris) in Salvador Allende and the composer duet Miranda & Tobar in Nostalgia of the Light and The Pearl Button. Honestly I don't remember much about those scores, but Miranda & Tobar are prolific local composers, they do a lot of local productions. I think one of their best works is Machuca (the film had some showings around the world when it was released in 2004).

The case of Jodorowsky is more complex. He scored himself some of his earlier films (El Topo, Holy Mountain), maybe with some help. Then he used Simon Boswell in Santa Sangre. In his most recent films, he worked with his son Adan Jorodowsky (aka Adanowsky), who has a solid career as a musician (mostly alternative rock), but not really scoring films. I haven't heard those, so I don't know how it sounds.

 
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