Carlo Siliotto was born in Rome. He started by studying guitar and violin and architecture and accomplished his studies on composition at the Conservatory of Frosinone, under the guidance of Maestro Daniele Paris.
He was a founder member of the group "Canzoniere del Lazio" (1973-1979) with whom he adapted and revisited traditional popular songs and music originating from Southern Italy and the Mediterranean, creating a new sound out of tradition, mixing languages and instruments of rock, jazz and classical music with the codes of ethnic music, a field in which he is considered an expert.
With his group he produced six LPs ("Quando nascesti tune", "Lassa stà la mè creatura", "Spirito bono", "Morra", "Miradas" "Canzoniere del Lazio in Berlin") and has been in tour in many countries, particularly in Africa where he had the opportunity to share experiences with remarkable African artists from Somalia, Tanzania, Moçambique, Zambia, Kenya.
Afterwords he wrote a tale in music: "Ondina" (Polygram), and took part to the project "Carnascialia" with several artists belonging to the Mediterranean music cultural area.
He kept making concerts with his new ensemble (Gramigna) in Europe so as in several African countries keeping his work as composer, orchestrator, producer and violinist. At the same time he wrote music for symphonic orchestra and studied and managed baroque and ancient music with several ensembles. Throughout the years he has been writing music for theatre and ballet by composing for chamber and symphonic ensembles so as for various rock, jazz and ethnic groups of instruments.
In 1984 he decided to focus his activity in writing film scores.
Since then he composed about hundred scores for both theatrical features an tv movies working with directors such as Carlo Lizzani, Jonathan Hensleigh,Maurizio Nichetti,Robert Marcowitz,Ricky Tognazzi,Carlos Saura Medrano,Clive Donner,Sergev Bodrov, Ivan Passer,Patricia Riggen,Carlo Carlei,Joseph Sargent,Roger Young,Uli Edel, Stefano Rulli, Sergio Sanchez Suarez,Robert Allan Ackermann,Gabriela Tagliavini and many others.His peculiarity is considered the capacity of crossing cultures due to his studies and live experiences all around the world.
In 2007 he received a Golden Globe nomination for NOMAD THE WARRIOR ( Bodrov-Passer) and in 2011 he was nominated by the Italian critics for the Nastro d’Argento Award for IL PADRE E LO STRANIERO (Tognazzi), in 1995 the Italian Golden Globe ( Globi d’oro ) so as many different awards from cities and foundations.
He lectured at USC and Universita’ di Roma, and he did lectures in different schools in Italy so as here in Los Angeles.
Carlo Siliotto has been artistic director of CINEMUSICA, festival about music in movies in the city of Cascia, for two years.
He produced TEASE the heart and the Art of Burlesque,a documentary film by Nancy Gregory and is producing another one about the music in Kazakhstan: THE WOLF ON THE DRUM by Nello Correale.
Carlo currently lives and works in Los Angeles.