about me

Award winner Marcel Barsotti is a Swiss film- advertising- & pop composer. From 1982 – 1988 he studied composition, piano, conducting and clarinet at the Conservatory of Munich (Germany) and studied synthesizer technology in the studios of film composer Harold Faltermeyer.

His musical spectrum ranges from electronic scores, ambient soundscapes, minimal, jazz and underground, polka & traditional, tekkno, to orchestral film and chamber music.

During these years he worked with famous directors and producers like Sönke Wortmann, Günter Rohrbach, Caroline Link, Luc Besson-Production, Carl Schenkel, Anno Saul, Josée Dayan, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Paul Hills and Hark Bohm. Since 1995 Barsotti has composed the scores for more than 100 national and international movies & commercials such as Pope Joan (Die Päpstin), The Miracle of Bern (Das Wunder von Bern), Jesus Loves Me (Jesus liebt mich), Germany. A Summer’s Fairytale (Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen), The Sea Wolf (Der Seewolf) or the The Bible Code (Der Bibelcode).

In 2010 Barsotti received the German Record Critics` Award and the Director’s Choice Gold Medal for Excellence for Pope Joan. He was also nominated in 2010 by the Verband der deutschen Filmkritik and by The Score of the Year 2009 for Pope Joan. Barsotti gots three nominations by the German Television Award and he won the Award for best Commercial 2005. He is also contributing to the worldwide ethnic Sample Library Ethno World. In 2017 he founded the production music company Tunesformovies and he was nominated for German Music Author Award.

From 2019 – 2022 Barsotti released his first electronic solo albums Transpicuous and Earth, as well as the orchestral cycle Americana, all of which were placed in the Spotify charts/playlists for several months and became very popular with numerous listeners and millions of streams. Barsotti edited, directed and produced all of the music videos that are also available on YouTube.

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