Joseph Julian Gonzalez, Composer

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A California native, Joseph studied composition from David Raksin (Laura) at UCLA, and subsequently with John Adams (Nixon in China), Thomas Newman (American Beauty), and Osvaldo Golijov (La Pasión Según San Marcos). He was music director of Luis Valdez’s (La Bamba, Zoot Suit) theater company El Teatro Campesino. He has written and arranged music for such artists as Los Lobos, Jose Feliciano, Vikki Carr, The Kronos String Quartet, Linda Rondstadt, as well as working and collaborating with Quentin Tarantino and Slash from Guns 'n Roses.
A 25-year veteran in the entertainment industry, he has composed a multitude of musical scores for award-winning film and TV projects such as the Academy Award-nominated documentary Colors Straight Up, the Emmy Award-winning Made In LA, and Showtime’s longest running Latino series Resurrection Blvd. His latest project, the 6-part miniseries, Latino Americans, recently won the 2014 Peabody award.

For more information, go to his separate website.

Misa Azteca

by Joseph Julián González