Javier Bayon is a multi-awarded composer from Barcelona. He has worked with prestigious directors as Darren Lynn Bousman, Iciar Bollain or Kike Maíllo and has collaborated with high-top composers as Pharrell Williams, Javier Navarrete or Ludovico Einaudi.
Javier Gimeno-Bayon was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1980. His interest in music began at an early age. Whilst studying neuroscience, Javier had the opportunity to score for various short films at the Barcelona film school Escac. This opportunity gave him a deeper understanding of music as a dramatic art form and he thrived in this experience giving rise to his desire to become a film score composer. Javier then took lessons with the award-winning composer Leon Willett. After completing his studies with Leon Willet, Javier then sought further studying from renowned composers Joan Albert Amargós and Lluis Verges.
In 2014 became a collaborator of Discordian Records, a net-label for independent music that has become a cornerstone for Barcelona’s underground avant-music scene. Later that year Javier became Co-Founder of Barcelona based International music company Summer76music which specializes in music for advertising with international clients such as Coca-Cola, VW, Red Bull & Nike to name but a few.
As an orchestrator, Javier has collaborated with Oscar-nominated Javier Navarrete, three-time Grammy award winner Pharrell Williams or the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi. He also has orchestrated Palme d’or 2016 winner and Oscar nominated multi-awarded short-film «Timecode».
As a film composer, Bayon has worked with directors as Darren Lynn Bousman, Iciar Bollain or Kike Maíllo, scoring his short-film «Cuánto» which was awarded with Grand Prix Entertaiment in Cannes Lions Festival. He has been awarded in tens of prestigious festivals. Javier’s score for the western film «10 miles to Bisbee» was awarded for Best Original Score in Sitges International Film Festival 2015. He also took top honors at the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place within the framework of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle Zürich Sept. 23. Bayon won the Golden Eye for Best International Film Music 2016.
Festival de Cine de Sitges 2015 New Visions Award / Best Original Score
Zurich Film Festival Golden Eye 2016 / Best International Film Music
European Cinematography Awards 2017 Jury Prize / Best Original Score
Huetor Vega Short Film Festival 2015 / Best Music
Los Angeles Film Awards 2017 LAFA Award / Best Score
MedFF- Mediterranean Film Festival 2017 MedFF / Best Music Score
Film Composer challenge award 2017 / Achievement in Film composing
Sonar + D / 2016 Best Proposal
American track music awards 2017 / Best Soundtrack
Die Seriale Festival 2019 / Nomination Best Soundtrack
JGA Jerry Goldsmith Awards 2016 / Nomination Best Music for advertisement
Silver Screen FilmFest 2017 / Nomination Best Original Score
Hope Film awards 2017 / Nomination Best Soundtrack
AURORA International Film Festival 2017 / Nomination Best Music score
Utah Film Festival and awards 2017 / Nomination Best Original Score