Roger Goula

Roger Goula is a London based composer and multi-instrumentalist whose range of original works spans across albums, film scores, music for dance, TV, theatre and art installation. Coming from a contemporary classical background, Roger’s work has developed into an experimental approach of classical chamber and orchestral music blent with electronics. Inspired by renaissance and baroque music, as well as by minimalism, and looking at the language of electronic music and sampling, his compositions perform complexity through repetition of minimal elements and emotional transporting textures. Roger’s solo debut album Overview Effect was released in 2016 by Cognitive Shift in partnership with One Little Indian. His solo work was acclaimed as ‘mind blowing’ by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music and much-celebrated nationally and internationally. The music from the album has been inspiring and widely used across artistic platforms including the The Last Race, the feature film by acclaimed American visual artist and filmmaker Michael Dweck which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. I’ve been also active as a film composer working on award winning films (fiction and documentary) and television programmes. In 2017 alone I’ve worked on the second season of ITV/Netflix flagship series The Frankenstein Chronicles (Rainmak Films), the BAFTA nominated BBC docudrama Against The Law (BBC Studios), the last ever two episodes of the legendary BBC series Inspector George Gently (Company Pictures), the BBC documentary Diana, 7 Days (Sandpaper Film) and The Betrayed Girls (Sandpaper Film), both directed by Henry Singer, the feature film Access All Areas (Camden Films) and the danish feature documentary Stay Behind: My Grandfather's Secret War (Bullitt Film). This year I had a feature documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018, The Last Race (Blunderbust Films), directed by the acclaimed American visual artist and filmmaker Michael Dweck and recently bought by Magnolia Picture. I was also part of the ASCAP Composers Spotlight at Sundance 2018. I have also composed music for award winning documents features such as the BAFTA Nominated feature documentary The Hard Stop (Ga Films) directed by George Amponsah, the BIFA Winner feature documentary Next Goal Wins (Archer’s Mark), BIFA Nominated Louise Osmond’s feature documentary Versus: The Life And Films Of Ken Loach (Sixteen Films). Other feature films I have scored recently include Jet Trash (Sums Film and Media), my second collaboration with Simon Pummell, the feature film Brand New-U (Hot Property Film) and Tiger House (Altitude Film Entertainment). I've also collaborated with choreographers like prodigy dancer Dickson Mbi in partnership with the Akran Khan Dance Company on a new choreography DUENDE to be premiered at Sadlers Wells June 2018. Roger’s collaborations include: Hartford Symphony, LSO, Tulsa Ballet, V&A, The Experimental Funktion, CCCB Barcelona, Gärtnerplatz Theater, The Place. His film work was nominated to BAFTA and BIFA and shown in festivals including Venice Film Festival, Toronto, Sundance, Tribecca, BFI, CPH:DOX, Tribecca, IDFA and Rotterdam among many other. Roger Goula trained as classical guitarist in Barcelona and graduated in music composition from Goldsmiths College, London. He specialised in film music obtaining an MA from the National Film and Television School and studied composition with pioneering English composer Michael Finnissy.