15 17 Oct '24

Marlon Espino

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Born in West Texas, Marlon Espino came from a musical family and began his harmonious journey at an early age. He first learned about music from his grandmother, who began teaching him piano, and his father, a sax and keyboard player in the group Chicano Brotherhood. His love of music came naturally, and he later went on to study music and composition at Texas Tech University.

Marlon is a multifaceted storyteller whose music is as strikingly diverse as his distinction of voice. His aesthetic sensibilities create cinematic art that traverses a variety of film genres. Marrying his passions for music and film, Marlon’s early days as a composer included lending his musical talents to the three-time Grammy-winning Composer Mark Mancina, working on many of his film scores including; Disney’s Moana, Planes, and Planes: Fire & Rescue, among others.

Marlon’s upcoming psychological thriller Every Breath You Take starring Sam Claflin, Michelle Monaghan, and Casey Affleck will be released by Vertical Entertainment on April 2, 2021. Marlon’s original soundtrack for the 2020 dramatic thriller Inheritance, starring Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, and Connie Nielsen, will be coming to streaming services soon.

Marlon and his wife, also a former Texan, welcomed a new daughter in 2018.

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