about me

Award winner Marcel Barsotti is a Swiss film composer & music video director. From 1982 – 1988 he studied composition, piano, conducting and clarinet at the Conservatory of Munich (Germany).

He has received film music awards including the German Record Critics Award, Rome International Movie Award, New York Cinematography Award, Goldspire International Film Award, Atlantis Moondance Award, 8& Halfilm Award, nominations at the Cannes World Film Festival, Global Film Festival Los Angeles, German Television Award, German Film Academy Award, German Film Critics Award, German Music Authors Award and more than 40 other awards and nominations. 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.

Since 1995 Barsotti has composed the scores for more than 100 national and international movies & commercials such as Pope Joan, The Miracle of Bern, Jesus Loves Me, Germany. A Summer’s Fairytale, The Sea Wolf or the The Bible Code. 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.

In 2021 Barsotti starts a career as a music video director. He received for his music video DNA the „International Singapore Competition Award“ & the „London Movie Award“. Also for his music video „On Your Planet“ he received the „Golden Wheat Award“. Since 2022 Barsotti directed more than 30 music videos, among „Americana“, „Green Desert“, „Fields“ or „Last Tree On Earth“. 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.

In 2023 Barsotti started with his first orchestral concert tour, among in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Hanover, soon in other countries and Europe. In 2023 Barsotti won many international awards with various of his film scores, including the Montreal Shorts Award, New York International Film Awards, Intuition Earth Award Austria and nominated for the Next Generation Film Awards Los Angeles.

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