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Athena Varosio is a composer, music producer and pianist based in London.

Her works premiered at | Berlinale 2023 | Berlin International Film Festival and have gone on to screen at numerous BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying festivals including Sundance Film Festival London, Encounters Film Festival, Aesthetica, David di Donatello, BFI Flare, London Short Film Festival, Iris Prize LGBTQ+, Uppsala, Zinebi Bilbao, Winterthur, Vis Vienna Shorts, Curtas Vila do CondeMontreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema and Kurzfilm Hamburg, among others. 

After beginning her musical journey at a very young age as a classical pianist, Athena continued her studies in Sound Technology at the Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan and Electronic Music Production at the SAE Institute.

She graduated from the NFTS (National Film and TV School) in 2021 with an MA in Composing for Film and Television.

 

Her music ranges from intimate minimalism to a broad spectrum of resounding landscapes, combining acoustic instruments with analog synthesizers.
Through her eclectic sounds and versatile atmospheres, Athena aspires to create a profound connection and a long-lasting bond between the story and the viewer's emotions.

 

Athena's solo work is a mixture of orchestral and electronic landscapes. Her latest solo albums feature the cinematic singles "Journey" and "Disconnect", released by Konsep Records.

She is also part of the duo "in reverse" that was recently invited for a Composer Residency at Britten Pears Arts.

Credits

2024

"Martyr" | Dir. Joan Giralt, Andreu Merino Vives | (in production)

"Piano Day 2024" | Barbican | Live Performance 

"Charlotte's Web" | Dir. Luke Matheny | HBO / MAX | (Score coordinator) 

2023 

“NIA”  | Dir. Chantelle Ampomah Aboraah  | BBC Film | 

“The Veiled City”  | Dir. Natalie Cubides-Brady | BFI Doc Society | World Premiere:  Berlinale 2023,  BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals

including Sundance London, Uppsala (Uppsala Short Film Candidate for the European Film Award), and won Best Documentary at Curtas

Vila do Conde.

"In Reverse" | Britten Pears Art | Live Performance  | inreverse.info

"Love is not enough" | Dir. Annabella Calabrese | Fjfm Production, Ministry of Culture (Italy) 

"Decent People" | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi | 

2022

 

“Fireworks: The Making of a Virtual Production” | Dir. Gardar Thor Thorkelsson | StoryFutures Academy,

Epic Games, DNEG | Web Series - 5 Episodes

"Journey" | Released on Spotify, Apple Music
“Wildfire” | Dir. Helen Iley | Unleyek Production

"The Gallery" | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi 


2021

“There is a Paradise” | Dir. Sorina Reiber | BFI London Flare Festival 2022, Flatpack Festival 2022, Fipadoc 2022

"Dragged Up" | Dir. Laura Jayne Tunbridge | Encounters Film Festival 2021, 

Inside Out Toronto Film Festival 2022, Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival

“Cities of Ladies” | Dir. Kim Noce |  Audience Award 360 Athens Digital Arts Festival - Tactus, Encounters Film Festival

"I Want to Be Bored" | Dir. Magda Kreps | */ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival Tactus, Corti a Ponte piccolo festivalanimazione

"M" | Dir. Luis Zeferino | NFTS

2020

"Bubbles!" | Meg Dupont | Lift-Off Global Network 2021, CKF International Film Festival 2021, Hollywood's Monthly Film Festival (award winner), London Independent Film Awards (award winner)

“Für Eine Nacht” | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi |  Mix Festival Internazionale 2021

"A Call from Within" | Dir. Hannah Skolnick | NFTS

"Livity House" | Dir. Ebele Tate | NFTS

"Wave" | Dir. Wiep Teeuwisse 

2019

"Swing" | Dir. Marcus Anthony Thomas | Fiction NFTS

"Kicking Off" | Dir. Tamás Fekete | Fiction NFTS

"MOT" |  Dir. Alexander Brask | Documentary NFTS

"Power" | Dir. Sorina Reiber | Documentary NFTS

"Complementary" | Dir. Wiep Teeuwisse | NFTS

"See you soon" | Game Designers Paul Mariotti, Alric Chitara | NFTS

"Smile" | VFX Department Project | NFTS

"Allan The Vampire" | Dir. Luis Zeferino | NFTS

"Onding" | Dir. Ida Melum | Animation NFTS

"By The Lamplight" | Dir. Steve Lawson | Animation NFTS

2018

"Farta" | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi | Premi David di Donatello, Schlingel Internationales Film Festival

"One Minute" | Anna Bellettato | Catalyst Funkhaus

2017

"The Only Way" | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi | Catalyst Funkhaus

"Our Dream" | Dir. Silvia Cannarozzi | Catalyst Funkhaus

"DKC" | Adv for DKC Europe

"Aosta Valley" | Shanty Cipolli | Adv for Aosta Valley Card

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