Arnau Bataller is a Spanish film composer for cinema and TV, who works with prestigious Spanish directors such as Jaume Balagueró, Cesc Gay, Fernando León de Aranoa, María Ripoll, Pau Freixas and Mariano Barroso among many others.
Based in Barcelona, he has been a composer in demand for the last 10 years, scoring a wide range of projects ranging from big-budget features such as Way Down, Rec4, or A Perfect Day, to more independent dramatic TV shows such as I Know Who You Are or Red Bracelets: to date, this includes some 25 feature films, 8 TV series, and many concert music commissions.
Striving to choose the best musical color for the picture, Bataller always works with Marc Blanes, one of the most sought after engineers in Spain, thus assuring the highest quality in his music. He has recorded with most of the Film music orchestras in Europe and was the first-ever to record a film score with The Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona’s Opera House. He also loves to explore new sound worlds, from ethnic instruments or synthesizers, always searching for a unique sonic palette for every project he works on.
Bataller’s music has been recognized with more than 15 awards and nominations such as the International Film Music Critic Association Award (IFMCA) for Best Original Score for Television or the VII Spanish Film Music Critics Award for Best Spanish Composer.
He graduated from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (USC) where he studied in the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, recording more than 10 times at Paramount Studios. Arnau also has a violin degree.
Arnau normally works in his studio with his friendly cat Tofu who loves to sleep, really cozy, behind the computer monitors. Arnau is a proud dad of 7-year-old twins, Lluc and Laia (Catalan names for Luke and Leia)