Conrado Xalabarder

Fundador de MundoBSO

Conrado  Xalabarder

Conrado Xalabarder, creator and director of MundoBSO, the largest film score commentary website in the world, active since 2001, is a specialist in film music of prestige and has authored several books regarding the theory of the dramatic and narrative use of music in audiovisual media.

Born in Barcelona (Spain), Conrado has been a contributor to Fotogramas, the widest-read film magazine in Spain, since 1996, with articles on film scores. He has written extensively on the subject in several Spanish journals, for the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España magazine and in numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.

Conrado participates regularly as a lecturer in seminars, workshops and talks on the subject, as a teacher of Film Scores in universities and has taught classes in workshops seminars, universities, conservatories as well as giving masterclasses, both in Spain and in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, France, Italy and Poland. As a teacher, he has given talks, classes and conferences with composers such as Oscar winner Michael Giacchino, Dave Grusin, Ludovic Bource, Oscar nominees Bruno Coulais, Patrick Doyle, Mark Isham and Bruce Broughton, or prestigious composers such as John Scott, Joel McNeely, Lucas Vidal, Fernando Velázquez, Christopher Young, Wataru Hokoyama, Christopher Lennertz, Blake Neely, Bear McCreary, Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion, Boris Slavov, Trevor Morris or Richard Bellis, as well as practically every Spanish composer there is. He has also interviewed composers as renowned as Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Luis Bacalov, John Addison, and many others.

He also works as a musical advisor (with regards to music usage) in films and other audiovisual projects.