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Pedro Bastidas is a Music Composer from Caracas, Venezuela, currently residing in Los Angeles.
With a strong academic background from a Major in Music Composition in "Ars Nova", classically trained pianist and graduated in Audio Engineering with honors. His introduction to visual media began when working as a Music Editor in "Venevisión", a prestigious venezuelan television company. His experience working as a Recording Engineer for symphonic concert music in “El Sistema” led him to develop a deep knowledge of modern recording techniques, which he uses to produce high quality orchestrated music even in mock-ups made with sample instruments. He took a film orchestration course taught by renowned orchestrator Scott Smalley.
Pedro wrote music featured in more than a ten of TV shows and has been listened from Venezuela to Poland and London aired by important TV companies as BBC.
In 2011 he scored “Trata de Blancas”, a short film directed by Flavio Pedota that premiered at VIART International Film Festival. In the same year he scored “Bombas Racimo”, a spot by Amnesty International, which won an ANDA prize. Since then he has been working in many others media projects. In 2013 he participated as a music composer for the prestigious company Booktrack, providing dozens of music tracks.
In 2014, Pedro was one of the 20 composers selected to participate in the annual NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop held in New York.
Pedro is currently studying a specialization in Film Scoring in the renowned UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program.
The Decisive Moment
Film (short) by Roy Sun Music Composer
Un Momento Incómodo
Film (short) by Pedro Cohen Music Composer
Hollywood Music in Media - Original Score Indie/Short Film Nomination