Yanis El-Masri is a film composer who specializes in orchestral and chamber music as well as electronic/soundscape music. Based in Aveiro, Portugal.
He began studying piano in Kuwait at the age of 7 with Elena Tsenkova, having taken ABRSM piano examinations up to 8th grade and in theory up to 5th grade.
On his own initiative, he began studying guitar and composing music in 2013, performing in parallel rock concerts in various parts of Kuwait.
In 2014, he was accepted at the Moscow Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovskiy, where he took composition classes with professors Tatiana Chudova, Yuri Kasparov and Roman Ledenyov and theory classes with Yuri Vorontsov.
He was awarded the 2nd prize in the 11th MGIM A.G. Schnittke Contest and with the special diploma in the Volshebnaya Lira contest.
In 2016, he was accepted with the highest classification in the class of Professor Evgueni Zoudilkine, at the University of Aveiro, where he studies until now.
In 2017 he began working on the rock project (Good Day MACHINE), for which he writes music and plays guitar in partnership with other students of the UA Department of Communication and Art.
In 2018 he wrote the soundtrack for the short film "Bloq", by director Martin Lloyd.
In 2019 he composed a full orchestral score for an animated feature "A Mind Sang" by visual artist Vier Nev, who specializes in perception, framing and negative space.
His body of works has mainly works dedicated to ensemble, orchestra and electronics.
Please click the YouTube icon below (3rd one) for demos/performances
A pregnant scientist becomes a mother, a queer couple draws and a cat observes butterflies.
Their stories merge to form a dreamlike celebration of rebirth and transformation.
Music composed by Yanis El-Masri
Music produced by Guilherme Correia and assisted by Miguel Serrão
Animated/Directed and produced by Vier Nev.
"Bloq" is a short film written and directed by Russian/English director Martin Lloyd about an artist suffering from writers block while encountering a hooded figure which taunts him throughout his process of searching for inspiration. Original soundtrack was composed by Yanis El-Masri and produced by Guilherme Correia and assisted by Miguel Serrão
"Dreams, Miracles and Time", written for symphonic orchestra.
"String Quartet No. 1" performed in Moscow Conservatory by Alyabyev String Quartet.
An electronic soundscape piece designed to explore/simulate various stages of social anxiety.
"Apartment LP"; full lenth album teaser.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO COMPOSE MUSIC FOR A FILM OR MUSIC FOR COMMISSION, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW AND EXPLAIN YOUR IDEAS. I AM EAGER TO HELP IN ANY WAY
FOR FILM INQUIRES: *NOTE* I ONLY WORK WITH A FINISHED PRODUCT (ROUGH EDITS ARE ALSO FINE, AS LONG AS ALL THE TIMINGS ARE COHERENT)
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Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal