A musical storyteller, who became known for his unusual combinations of Electronica and Orchestra, the award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Gary Marlowe works primarily for films. Among his most recent works is Jakob Preuss´ documentary “When Paul came over the Sea”, earning him a Nomination for Best Music at the 6. German Documentary Film Music Awards 2018.
Marlowe began playing piano at four, shared the stage with Iggy Pop and The Ramones with his band later, became a No.1 hit songwriter, and is a producer for several top acts.
Following studies in Ethnomusicology in Berlin, he studied Composition for Film in Siena, Italy, with Oscar winners Luis Bacalov (“The Postman”) and Nicola Piovani (“Life is beautiful”), winning the Emma Contestabile Award in his final year. More awards include five nominations at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards, nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2012), and the Max Ophüls Preis, for Best Film Music (2017).
In addition to his work as film composer and producer, Gary Marlowe develops his own music installations, aural frames, in co-operation with visual artists (such as Richard Nonas and Gianni Moretti). International exhibitions include the Biennale di Venezia.
In 2013, Gary Marlowe was chosen by the World Soundtrack Academy, to compose and perform a commissioned piece with The Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Ghent Film Festival (alongside Angelo Badalamenti, Mychael Danna, James Newton Howard, Clint Mansell, Dario Marianelli, Gustavo Santaolalla and Howard Shore).
Marlowe is lecturing as a docent in various academies, such as the SAE School of Audio Engineering. He is a Berlinale Talent Alumnus, a member of the World Soundtrack Academy, and the European Film Academy.
2018 "Planeta 5000" (dir. Carlos Val)
“Pete´s Last Dance” (dir. Benjamin Teske)
2017 “The Milk System” / “Das System Milch” (dir. Andreas Pichler)
WINNER 11th International Fünf Seen Film Festival
“When Paul came over the Sea” (dir. Jakob Preuss)
WINNER 20th Shanghai International Film Festival
NOMINATION BEST FILM MUSIC 38th Max Ophüls Preis Festival
NOMINATION BEST FILM MUSIC, 6th GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM MUSIC AWARDS 2018
2016 “Strawberry Bubblegums” (dir. Benjamin Teske)
“Schrotten!” (“Scrappin´ “) (dir. Max Zähle)
Winner 37th Max Ophüls Preis Festival
“Sex & Crime” (dir. Paul Florian Müller)
“Two People Meeting” (Treffen sich zwei”) (dir. Ulrike v. Ribbeck)
2015 “Winnetous Sohn”. (dir. André Erkau)
Winner 31st Warsaw Film Festival
“Escape” (dir. Dieter Primig)
2014 “Altersglühen” (dir. Jan Georg Schütte)
Winner Grimme Preis 2015
“Mordsfreunde” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2015
2013 “The Old, the Young and the Sea” (dir. Mario Hainzl)
Winner Cologne & Munich Surf Film Festivals
Winner Cape Town Wavescape Film Festival
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2014
“Houston” (additional music) (dir. Bastian Günther)
Winner Hofer Filmtage, winner Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino
“Jedes Jahr im Juni” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
“Sogar die Nacht” (”Even the Night”) (dir. Paul Florian Müller)
Nomination Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2013
2012 “Inside the Stones” (dir. Alessio Jim della Valle)
UNESCO web series with music by Nine Inch Nails, Gary Marlowe and Moby
2011 “1949” (dir. Paul Florian Müller)
German predicate of special merit, Nominee Berlin Shortcutz Awards
“Stubbe - Querschläger” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
2009 “Heisse Spur” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
“A Place Called Los Pereyra” (dir. Andrés Livov-Macklin)
Nomination Best Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2010
2008 “Das Echo der Schuld” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
2007 “Schuld und Unschuld” (dir. Marcus O. Rosenmüller)
3 Nominations Film&TV Music Awards Los Angeles