Brazilian-born Marcelo Zarvos burst onto the indie film landscape in 2001 with his score for KISSING JESSICA STEIN and in 2004 with the film adaptation of the John Irving novel, THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR.
Though Zarvos’ training began by studying classical music, in his teens he later began delving into jazz and world music. This expansion of influence helped to create Zarvos’ trademark sound – a seamless blend of classical, orchestral, rock, electronic and various ethnic and folk elements, together create uniquely affecting and emotionally charged music.
Zarvos has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards (HBO’s YOU DON’T KNOW JACK and TAKING CHANCE) and two HMMA Awards for BROOKLYN’S FINEST and ENOUGH SAID. His film credits include THE
DOOR IN THE FLOOR, ENOUGH SAID, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, THE WORDS, BROOKLYN’S FINEST, SIN NOMBRE and HOLLYWOODLAND. His television work includes the hit Showtime series THE AFFAIR (winner 2014 Golden Globe for Drama Series and Best Actress), RAY DONOVAN and the HBO movies PHIL SPECTOR and TOO BIG TO FAIL.
Zarvos’ upcoming projects include the John Le Carre adaptation OUR KIND OF TRAITOR, starring Ewan Mcgregor and Stellan Skarsgard; ADULT BEGINNERS, starring Nick Kroll and Rose Byrne; ROCK THE KASBAH,
starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis; and AMERICAN ULTRA starring Jesse Einsenberg and Kristen Stewart.
Zarvos earned his BFA from Cal Arts and his non film works include three critically acclaimed albums released by MA Recordings, DUALISM, MUSIC JOURNAL and LABYRINTHS, which mix various world music styles with
modern classical and jazz instruments. Other works include dance scores for Pilobolus, DanceBrazil, Cleo Parker Robinson, ODC Dance, and chamber music compositions for Ethel and Quintet of the Americas. Zarvos has received grants from Meet the Composer, New York State Council for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts. His “Cirque Musica Suite” was premiered in 2011 by the San Diego Symphony and subsequently performed by the San Francisco and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He currently splits time between his homes in
New York and Los Angeles.