COMPOSER FOR FILM, TV & VIDEO GAMES
My name is Youssef Guezoum, I am a film composer, orchestrator and sound designer based in Los Angeles. My credits include scores for the Power Rangers for Saban Entertainment (working with Noam Kaniel), and many soundtracks for major studio projects at Paramount Pictures, Universal Music, Lion’s Gate, and others like CSI:Miami, Secret & Lies, Hell's kitchen, PGA Tour, Ultimate Justice...
I was born in Marrakech, Morocco, a colorful melting-pot city with many musical influences, including the folk music of the Atlas mountains, African music (like Gnawa’s), as well as Andalusian (Moorish) music. This rich musical atmosphere gave birth to my love for music. When I was 10 years old I learned to play guitar and became the bassist of a rock fusion band I created with a group of friends. We named our band "The Marrakech" to honor the city that inspired us so much.
Along with music I also have a passion for movies. When I was a young boy I went to the movies with my friends to watch action, suspense, war and adventure movies. I was completely blown away by the music that took me into a compelling imaginary world.
I graduated from Jette Academy of Music in Brussels, Belgium with a focus on piano. Subsequently, I flew to Canada and worked at Creative Future, the prestigious production company that created the sound design for Terminator II and Harry Potter, among many others.
When composing for film, I try to create music that faithfully captures the emotion that the filmmaker wants to express.
Thank to my diverse musical background and my deep knowledge of Western musical tradition,
I am able to uniquely combine music genres for many platforms, including television, video games, cartoons, corporate videos, advertising and commercials.