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Film Composer – Producer – Guitarist
“…somehow, I’m able to grab the notes by the hand and follow them along, truly living in the moment. The next thing I know, five hours have passed”.
Juan Arango is a Colombian composer, producer, and guitarist who specializes in the composition of original music for film, video games, and multimedia.
Born in Cali, Colombia, he began his journey at 10 years old when he picked up the electric guitar. After spending his teenage years studying music theory and performing, he left his home country to further pursue his music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated in 2017 with two bachelor's degrees in “Contemporary Music Production” and “Guitar Performance”. Soon after, he moved to New York City where he began working as a performer and music instructor. In 2020, he obtained his Master's degree in film composition from NYU Steinhardt.
Juan's music has been featured in several multimedia projects such as video games, podcasts, short films, and animations, to name a few. His work in the world of library music (with companies such as 4 Elements Music) has given him the chance to write music for clientele that includes NBC, ABC, VICE, and Netflix.
Due to the fact that Juan started performing at an early age, he has gained a great amount of performance experience. He has collaborated with many artists and performed at several New York City establishments such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Knitting Factory, Pianos, The Bowery Electric, and Nublu. In addition, he has done licensing and recording deals through Universal and Sony Music with the group "Groove N Soul” (working with figures like Tom Novy and Fatboy Slim, charted on Beatport and Traxsource with over 180'000 plays on Spotify).
Other than that, he is a hard worker and a passionate artist. Being born in Cali, Colombia, and schooled in the United States, Juan is fluent in both Spanish and English, however, music will forever be his mother language.
"Experimentation: Prepared Guitar"