Carlo Siliotto is a Golden Globe nominated Film composer.
Since 1984 he has written music for over a hundred projects, ranging from theatrical features to documentaries and television series. Carlo’s 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 others.
In 2007, Carlo received a Golden Globe nomination for his work on Nomad: The Warrior (Bodrov-Passer), and in 2011 he was nominated by the Italian critics for the “Nastro d’Argento” for the music of Il Padre e lo Straniero (Tognazzi). In 2004 was nominated for Best Music by the International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) for The Punisher. Other accolades include Best Music for comedy by the IFMCA (2014), and the “Colonne Sonore” award for Best Original Score for a foreign film, both for Instruction Not Included (No Se Aceptan Devoluciones). Carlo’s latest work, Miracles From Heaven (P. Riggen) was released on March 16th by Sony/Columbia Pictures.
Carlo began playing guitar and violin at an early age, and pursued formal studies in composition at the Conservatory of Frosinone. He was among the founders of the popular folk band Canzoniere del Lazio (1973-1980). The group released six albums, revisiting traditional songs and music from Southern Italy and mixing musical styles, particularly combining rock, jazz and classical music with Mediterranean and ethnic music. Over the years the group went on several national and international tours, playing all across Europe and in several African countries, such as Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Kenya.
After the dissolution of Canzoniere, Carlo released a concept album Ondina with the label Polygram, and took a leading role as violinist and composer for Carnascialia, a project involving many prominent artists in the italian folk and rock scene of the 1970’s. Between 1980 and 1984 Carlo was also featured as a violinist, composer and arranger on several albums by some of Italy’s most acclaimed songwriters, such as Domenico Modugno, Antonello Venditti and Francesco De Gregori.
In addition to his work for the silver screen, Carlo is a prolific composer of concert music. His latest suite O’ Patrone d’o Cane was released in the U.S. by La-La Land Records, and abroad by Cinéfonia Records and Deltadischi. Carlo currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.