Composer’s Spotlight – Carlo Siliotto – Instructions Not Included

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Looking to bring a beautiful aural sensation to his movie about a single father, director-star Eugenio Derbez always knew that the composer for Instructions Not Included would be Golden Globe-nominated Carlo Siliotto. Combining string, piano and a 70-piece orchestra, Siliotto responded musically to a young girl’s lovelorn feelings toward her unknown mother and devoted father. Spurred by Siliotto’s beguiling compositions Instructions Not Included has become the highest grossing Spanish language film in US film history.

Carlo Siliotto was born in Rome. He started by studying guitar and violin, he accomplished his studies on composition at the conservatory of music. He was a founding member of the group “Canzoniere del Lazio” with which he adapted both pop and traditional Italian music. In 1984 he decided to focus his attention to writing film scores. Since then, Carlo has composed music for over 70 films with such directors as Carlo Carlei (Italy & USA), Maurizio Nichetti and Carlo Lizzani (Italy), Clive Donner (England & Germany), Robert Markowitz, Roger Young and Joseph Sargent (USA), and Carlos Saura Medrano (Spain). Carlo stops by to talk about how his love of music has taken him on a world-wide journey.

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