Selma
Mutal

Bio

Born in Lima (Peru) to Dutch parents, Selma Mutal studied composition at the National Conservatory of Amsterdam and Film Scoring at the 'École Normale de Musique' in Paris. Selma Mutal started her career composing for dance, theatre and television. Since 2003, she also works for the cinema. Some of her credits include director Claudia Llosa's film 'THE MILK OF SORROW' (La Teta Asustada) that won the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin Festival and was nominated at the 2010 Oscars Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2010 Selma Mutal composed the soundtrack for 'UNDERTOW' (Contracorriente) directed by Javier Fuentes-León that received various awards among them the World Cinema Audience Award for Best Film at the 2011 Sundance Festival and Best Original Soundtrack Award at the International Film Festival of Annonay, (France). Her collaboration with Fuentes-León continued on a second feature film, 'THE VANISHED ELEPHANT' (El Elefante Desaparecido) that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.

In 2012, Selma Mutal composed the music for 'BURDEN OF SILENCE' directed by filmmaker Tod Lending (Legacy). In 2013 she scored Tod Lending's short film 'VEZO' that  received the Sundance Institute/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award (2014).
Since 2007, Selma Mutal collaborates with ‘CEZAME MUSIC AGENCY’ (Frédéric Leibovitz Éditeur) that has also produced Mutal's original soundtracks 'Undertow' and 'The Vanished Elephant'.
Presently she is working on the score for 'PRISON' directed by Violeta Ayala, (Stolen)    
In 2013 the International Film Festival of Aubagne (France), commissioned her to direct the Master Class on Film Composition culminating in a live performance during the festival's closing ceremony. Selma Mutal lives and works in Paris.

THE VANISHED ELEPHANT :

Festivals Selections
- International Cinema Festival of Toronto TIFF 2014.
- Selection to represent Peru at the GOYA Awards (Spain) 2015.

Releases:
First release, Sept 6th 2014, DISCOVERY International Cinema Festival of Toronto TIFF 2014. (Avant Première of Film).
Other releases:
Starting Oct 8, 2014: Latin America
March 2015: Europe & U.S.A

http://www.selmamutal.com

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords
CEO2032 In a Police Car
[CEO2032 - 1]
0 1'01 Selma Mutal Weird, whirling & tragicomic. Like a merry-go-round music. ironical & mischievous, circus music, whirling, funfair, tragi-comic [...]
CCB1047 Free Movement
[CCB1047 - 2]
0 03'18 Selma Mutal, Vincent Leibovitz Catchy, jerky & rousing. Sequence with delay fx, piano & electronics. Finale @ 2'17 fade [...] contemporary dance, catchy, classy, edgy, confident [...]
CEZ4068 Sphere
[CEZ4068 - 6]
0 3'08 Selma Mutal Delicate, patient & childlike. Piano, vibes, xylophone, celesta, glockenspiel & marimba. arts & crafts, steady, childhood, high seas, acoustic organic [...]
CEZ4068 Concept
[CEZ4068 - 11]
0 2'39 Selma Mutal Positive & obstinate. Cello pizz intro 0'23. Harp, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel & [...] arts & crafts, cyclic, industry, strict, politics [...]
CEZ4070 Shared Gardens
[CEZ4070 - 6]
0 2'25 Selma Mutal Delicate & serious. Marimba, clarinet, piano & guitar . country & garden, arts & crafts, cyclic, bustling, patient [...]
CEZ4068 Création
[CEZ4068 - 12]
1 2'43 Selma Mutal Determined & positive. Piano, harp, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, vibes & celesta. walking, politics, human resources, strict, scansion [...]
CEZ4068 Création 2
[CEZ4068 - 25]
0 2'43 Selma Mutal Determined & positive.Alternative version of P12. Piano, military drum, harp, glockenspiel, [...] politics, human resources, strict, arts & crafts, driving [...]
CEO2025 Photographs Memories
[CEO2025 - 3]
1 2'39 Selma Mutal Flashback. hesitating & emotional. Electronics & strings. Build up. romantic , moving, flash back, destiny, sentimental [...]
CEO2025 Photographs Memories
[CEO2025 - 24]
0 2'39 Selma Mutal Remastered version. Flashback. hesitating & emotional. Electronics & strings. Build up. moving, flash back, romantic , destiny, sentimental [...]
CCB1047 Ballet Opening
[CCB1047 - 1]
0 02'58 Selma Mutal, Vincent Leibovitz delicate, resonant & crystalline. Fender Rhodes piano with echo & delay fx, evanescent pads [...] crystalline, contemporary dance, mark tree, delicate, fx delay [...]
CEO2041 All the Difference
[CEO2041 - 4]
1 2'10 Selma Mutal Intimate, moving & narrative. Marimba & electronics. social drama, contemporary series, destiny, intimate, moving [...]
CEO2041 All the Difference 2
[CEO2041 - 15]
0 2'54 Selma Mutal Patient, solitary & sad. Electronics. social drama, intimate, introspective, contemporary series, feminine [...]
CCB1047 Tango Pulsacion
[CCB1047 - 3]
0 02'24 Selma Mutal, Vincent Leibovitz Modern tango in a minimalist mood. Intriguing, punctuated, danceable & nocturnal. [...] contemporary dance, electro tango, classy, edgy, swaying [...]
CCB1047 Carousel Dance
[CCB1047 - 4]
1 01'40 Selma Mutal, Vincent Leibovitz Ethereal, twirling, dreamy, airy & magical. Electronic sounds like a merry-go-round waltz. [...] weird, fantasy, merry-go-round music, contemporary dance, flash back [...]
CCB1047 Carousel Dance Alternate
[CCB1047 - 12]
0 02'10 Vincent Leibovitz, Selma Mutal Remix version without melody. Weird, unusual & atmospheric. Electronics. mark tree, crystalline, atmospheric, weird, fantasy [...]
CEG5008 La Sirena
[CEG5008 - 15]
0 2'11 Selma Mutal Refined & sentimental. On a waltz rhythm with something Andean. Solo piano. destiny, acoustic piano, sentimental, romantic , Andean [...]
CEZ4184 Refusenik
[CEZ4184 - 7]
0 2'20 Selma Mutal Gentle & melancholic. Strings & electronics. geopolitics, Russia, destiny, melancholic, balalaïka [...]
CEG5007 Madeinusa
[CEG5007 - 20]
0 1'13 Selma Mutal Sad & poignant. String quartet & piano. destiny, historical narrative, tragic, social drama, melancholic [...]
CEZ4145 Sparkle Stream
[CEZ4145 - 18]
0 1'06 Selma Mutal Calm & intimist. Piano & acoustic guitar calm, corporate video, gardening, simple, country & garden [...]
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