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Active as a film and multimedia composer for over 20 years, Javier Arau has written for feature-length films, shorts, documentaries, radio spots, and more. His work is steeped in careful research of each film's mission and subject matter, thus each score he produces is distinctly personal. A dedicated "old-school" composer, his process begins off the computer, with simple ink to paper. Final production moves far beyond the MIDI scoring now ubiquitous in popular culture, as he is adamant in creating great sound quality and energy with added live musicians whenever possible.

Javier's projects have been seen at film festivals around the world, through the Discovery Channel, Netflix, syndicated radio and other outlets.  He has collaborated with Oscar-winning directors Albert Maysles and Joyce Chopra, screenwriter Malia Scotch-Marmo, cinematographer Anastas Michos ASC, actress Alexis Dziena, and many others. Javier's music currently can be heard nationally on season one of the PBS documentary series "Films ByKids".

If you are interested in collaborating with Javier Arau on your next project, contact him here.


BY KIDS COMPANY TRAILER

BY KIDS COMPANY TRAILER FILM CUE (play video above)


BY KIDS Brooklyn/YEMEN "Poet Against Prejudice"

Albert Maysles, producer

Faiza Almontaser, a 17-year-old from New York City, immigrated with her family to the US from Yemen when she was in middle school, and she faced vicious bullying because of her Islamic identity. Mentored by the legendary pioneer of direct cinema, Albert Maysles, Faiza shows us her courageous and inspiring journey from victim to activist.

"Poet Against Prejudice" FILM CUES


BY KIDS COLOMBIA "Displaced But Not Defeated"

Susan Hoenig, producer

"Displaced But Not Defeated" FILM CUES


BY KIDS INDIA "Fire in Our Hearts"

Joyce Chopra, producer

"Fire in Our Hearts" FILM CUES

 

INCIDENTAL MUSIC FOR "FREEDOMLAND" (UNUSED)

 

OTHER FILM PROJECT CUES (VARIOUS)