Simone Giuliani is a music producer, film & TV composer, music director, arranger and keyboard player born in Florence, Italy. He’s the Artistic Director of Yangchenma Arts & Music and lives between Los Angeles and New York.
Simone has worked for the past two decades with an array of international artists: Andrea Bocelli, London Symphony Orchestra, Carly Paoli, Beyoncé, DJ Logic, Wu-Tang Clan, Cibo Matto, Bebel Gilberto, Groove Collective, Jovanotti, Monday Michiru, Miho Hatori & New Optimism, Bisan Toron, Yuka Honda, Nels Cline (Wilco), Louie Vega (Masters At Work), Jamie Catto (Faithless, 1 Giant Leap), Suzie Katayama (Prince, Madonna), Natalie Williams (Incognito), Renaud-Gabriel Pion (Antony & The Johnsons, Björk), Lévon Minassian (Peter Gabriel, Sting) and many more.
His film scoring credits include “Weed The People“, directed by Abby Epstein and produced by Ricki Lake (The Business of Being Born) nominated for a Grand Jury Award at SXSW, “Reject”, directed by Ruth Thomas and produced by Kurt Engfehr (Bowling for Columbine, Farenheit 911 by Michael Moore), “Unseen” by Laura Paglin, currently airing on PBS and “A Raisin in the Sun” featuring P. Diddy and John Stamos, nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Simone wrote and produced original music for a number of TV films and series: “Deep Into Shambhala” by Yan Dazhong (CCTV/CGTN China), Spike Lee’s Humanity Project, Blindspot (NBC), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS), True Blood (HBO), CBS News Theme (VH1) and ads for Volkswagen and Sony, the latter resulting in over 6 million views on YouTube.
He composed the original soundtrack for “NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century”, a spectacular hand-made silent film by artist Andrea Mastrovito, assembled with more than 35,000 drawings using the Rotoscope technique, invited to premiere at the International Film Festival in Rome. You can hear Simone’s music in ‘Beyond Ipanema’ with David Byrne, M.I.A. and Devendra Banhart. With Guilherme Monteiro (Gal Costa) he wrote the score of “Toxic: Amazon”, the provoking film about the Amazon’s deforestation produced by Vice Magazine.
As a Music Director and producer he has been managing and supervising several music projects, most recently the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Simone was also the Music Director and orchestra conductor for the memorable concert “Music for Mercy” inaugurating Pope Francis’ Year of the Jubilee – featuring Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Carly Paoli, Giovanni Caccamo, Elaine Paige, The Tenors and many other international artists. The concert was held inside the Imperial Forums in Rome, the first- ever music event in that location.
He worked as an arranger and performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the O2 Arena in London to a sold-out audience of 22,000 for Andrea Bocelli‘s concert during his “Cinema” tour.
Since 2008 he has been joining forces with Grammy Award-winner producer Jason Olaine for Monterey Jazz Festival Records/Concord Music Group, working on the release of rare live recordings of Miles Davis Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk and other jazz legends.
His own electronic music project with DJ Corrado Bay called Lazybatusu has appeared in more than 400 compilations worldwide including Café del Mar, Supperclub, Hed Kandi, MTV Best of Lounge, Glucklich V and many others.
He’s a contributing author to the book The Spiritual Significance of Music, published by Xtreme Music (New Zealand, 2011).
Simone is a member of the Executive Board and Director of Education Programs of MoMENT NYC (Museum of Music & Entertainment of new York City) and its parallel non-profit music education program founded by Genji Siraisi of Groove Collective
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