JOÃO LUÍS

Music Composer for Film & Games

 

3-time Emmy Nominee Composer

SHELDON MIROWITZ

As a composer, João really got the movie and the role of music in the story telling, and that is actually rare, especially among the better composers. But most importantly, throughout the experience he made himself present to the emotional truth of the film, and he responded to it honestly. By putting himself into the music that he wrote, he elevated the score considerably.

Keyboardist, Composer, Producer
(
Bruce Dickinson, Vivaldi Metal Project)

MISTHERIA

I discovered João while working on the second album of my Vivaldi Metal Project. I listened to some of his previous works and recognised his amazing musical talent, then I got his arrangement and orchestration works and was extremely impressed by the skill with which he managed to create musical structures and beauty.

By expertly combining knowledge, passion and elegance with extreme attention to details,  João delivers real sound gems.

Composer, Founder & CEO of CineCave, Forbes 30 under 30

 MICHAEL FRANKENBERGER

"João created an incredible album for our Library 'CineCave'. The quality, the writing pace and also the workflow how he collaborated with us was great and I am looking forward to working with him on more projects in the future."

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Photographer and Director of Advertising

HENRIQUE SERUCA

"It really has been a pleasure working with this great composer! A great listener who manages to understand the feeling that we want to transmit and is capable of adapting and delivering!

 

You know you're working with great people when you start considering them your friend!"

Producer and Cinematographer

REN CANGA

João is an excellent composer, we had his work feature on our award-winning short film. The topic was incredibly sensitive and we wanted music that went with it perfectly and that's what he delivered.The emotion conveyed through the music exceeded what we expected, we were beyond delighted with the quality and his passion towards getting the feel of the music precise.

 

The end result is what we feel made the film successful and we're grateful we got to work with him.

Video-game Director of "Nocturne: Prelude"

BENJAMIN PRACY

João Luís has composed all of the combat music for my RPG Rhythm Game called Nocturne. The music he has created is absolutely fantastic. He took the time to review the story, characters and creatures of the game to create music that really matched its' atmosphere and style.

When providing feedback, João was patient, professional and able to translate my feedback into the music.

He went above and beyond my expectations.

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Photographer, Filmmaker and Creative Director

NUNO SERRÃO

I recently worked with João. His dedication and evident passion for composition, along with his effortless director-composer dialogue, made this the first of many opportunities we will have to work together.

I will always recommend someone who works with his level of professionalism and quality.

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Author of "Raising Sleeping Stones"

PRATT BENNET

João collaborated with me on an extremely challenging project- creating the first complete score for a novel, Raising Sleeping Stones, which involved creating over 100 cues and 2 hours of music -and he far exceeded my expectations in every regard. He listened and delivered whatever I asked for, but also added ideas, sounds, and themes I never would have come up with. The result is a score that is rich, complex, layered, and much better than I could have imagined.

He's fast, responsible, a good collaborator, always on deadline, and imaginative. 

 

TESTIMONIALS

CREDITS

FILM

RECOVERY
REN CANGA & SIOFRA QUINNGATES

MADEIRA FILM EXPERIENCE
NUNO SERRÃO

THE THIRD ATTEMPT
NUNO SERRÃO

SUNRISE A SONG OF TWO HUMANS
SHELDON MIROWITZ

MACHINERIE
ALEXANDRE ERUTHE

CANVAS
SHADAY JACKSON

GAMES

FUSION GUARDS AI MECH WAR - TRAILER A

JANEIOUS

 

FUSION GUARDS AI MECH WAR - SPIDERBOSS TRAILER

JANEIOUS

NOCTURNE: PRELUDE
PRACY STUDIOS

 

AR APP (AUDIO PRODUCTION)
SMOOSHY MUSHY

 

SONS OF SOL TRAILER
RETRONEO

INFECTION
TEAMSCOBY

 

BRING YOUR SWORD TO ADVENTURE DAY
CIAN LARKAN

 

RAISING SLEEPING STONES
PRATT BENNET

CELESTIAL EMPIRES

TIM SARBIN

ADS & PROMO VIDEOS

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S EVE IN MADEIRA ISLANDS
HENRIQUE SERUCA

 

STAY HOME - MADEIRA
HENRIQUE SERUCA

HOTEL LES SUITES
HENRIQUE SERUCA

A TASTE OF MADEIRA
HENRIQUE SERUCA

 

A TASTE OF MADEIRA TEASER
HENRIQUE SERUCA

URBANISTAS SHOWREEL
 (MUSIC AND LOGO SFX)

NUNO SERRÃO

GESTO

FRANCESCO SPINUCCI

NEOFOFO

PEDRO RESENDE

TUDO PELO FUNCHAL

NUNO SERRÃO

NEW YORK PORTUGUESE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL '13

ARTE INSTITUTE

OTHER

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COMING SOON

 

LIGHTS OF NIGHTMARES -PHOENIX TRAILER
JOÃO LUÍS

PAUSA - QUARANTINE PROJECT
JOÃO LUÍS


ALBUM: VIVALDI METAL PROJECT

MISTHERIA
COMING SOON

THE ISLANDER PROJECT

WORLDS COLLIDE

RAISING SLEEPING STONES

PRATT BENNET

THEATRE: DEATH AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS

ADAM COHEN

 

EP: LIGHTS OF NIGHTMARES

JOÃO LUÍS

 

BIO

"Love for storytelling is an understatement. I deeply care about finding the right music to help a story grab an audience's attention and carry them through an emotional journey, while being able to make them forget the outside world for a brief moment. That is my goal."

João is a Portuguese composer and graduate of Berklee College of Music, currently residing in Belfast.

He has worked on a number of projects in a range of media. Some of his earlier project highlights include "The Third Attempt”, a dramatic short movie that has 17 international film selections, and "Raising Sleeping Stones", the world's first ebook novel with its own original score. 

Documentaries include "Madeira Film Experience”, currently in its fourth year running, and ”Recovery", an impactful short documentary which recounts the story of 3 sexual assault survivors, and which went on to win a number of awards and nominations at various film festivals.

Most recently, João has written most of the soundtrack for the steam game Nocturne: Prelude and was a composer/arranger on the Vivaldi Metal Project, which features a number of world famous musicians, including Mistheria (Bruce Dickinson, Roy Z Ramirez); Mike Portnoy  (Dream Theater, Sons Of Apollo); Mike Terrana (Yngwie Malmsteen,  Tarja Turunen); Dirk Verbeuren  (Megadeth) and many more.

 
 

TALKS & PANELS

João enjoys communicating and sharing his experience about a world that can seem insular and about which not much is known by a wider audience.
 

He has been invited to provide talks and has participated as a panelist on several occasions regarding what goes on behind the scenes in film/game music and about the life of a professional music composer.

Below is a list of those places:

- Conservatório Escola das Artes da Madeira
- Escola da Apel, Madeira
- Westminster University, London
- RUA RED Arts Center, Dublin
- Dublin Conference Center, Dublin

 
 

OR

CONTACT

musicbyjoaoluis@gmail.com

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