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An eclectic composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ariel Marx draws from many genres and often combines orchestral and rare instruments with electronics to create unique worlds of sound. Her scores have premiered in films at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, Tribeca, Woodstock, and Criterion Channel, as well as Amazon, Netflix, and HBO. She is a Sundance Film Music and Sound Design Lab fellow.

Ariel is releasing her new album, Luthier, with Node Records and is currently scoring an upcoming series for Netflix, as well as Lindsay Gossling’s Thirteen Minutes (starring Paz Vega, Thora Birch, Anne Heche, and Amy Smart), Paul Shoulberg’s So Cold The River (starring Bethany Joy Lenz and Alysia Reiner), and Joe Sackett’s Homebody (starring Colby Minifie). She recently completed the score for the limited series for Amazon Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer, TIFF and SXSW’s critically acclaimed Shiva Baby (directed by Emma Seligman and starring Rachel Sennot, Molly Gordon, Polly Draper, and Diana Agron), Matthew Balzer’s The Catch (starring Katia Winter, Bill Sage, James McMenamin, Kyle Gallner, and Jere Burns), Ross Marks’ Walking With Herb (starring Edward James Olmos, George Lopez, and Kathleen Quinlan) and co-composed the score for Edward James Olmos’s The Devil Has A Name (starring David Strathairn, Kate Bosworth, Pablo Shreiber, Edward James Olmos, Alfred Molina, Martin Sheen, Haley Joel Osment, and Kate Asleton).

She also wrote the score for the Emmy nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, and Independent Spirit Award-nominated Sundance/HBO film The Tale, (directed by Jennifer Fox and starring Laura Dern, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Common, and John Heard ), the Independent Spirit Award-nominated To Dust (directed by Shawn Snyder and starring Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick), which won the Best New Narrative Director and Narrative Audience Awards at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Galt Niederhoffer’s 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up (starring Christina Ricci and Hamish Linklater), and Sarah Pirozek's #LIKE (starring Sarah Rich and Marc Menchacha).



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