Born in Lima (Peru) to Dutch parents, Selma Mutal studied composition at the National Conservatory of Amsterdam and Film Scoring at the 'École Normale de Musique' in Paris. Selma Mutal started her career composing for dance, theatre and television. Since 2003, she also works for the cinema. Some of her credits include director Claudia Llosa's film 'THE MILK OF SORROW' (La Teta Asustada) that won the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin Festival and was nominated at the 2010 Oscars Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

In 2010 Selma Mutal composed the soundtrack for 'UNDERTOW' (Contracorriente) directed by Javier Fuentes-León that received various awards among them the World Cinema Audience Award for Best Film at the 2011 Sundance Festival and Best Original Soundtrack Award at the International Film Festival of Annonay, (France). Her collaboration with Fuentes-León continued on a second feature film, 'THE VANISHED ELEPHANT' (El Elefante Desaparecido) that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.

In 2012, Selma Mutal composed the music for 'BURDEN OF SILENCE' directed by filmmaker Tod Lending (Legacy). In 2013 she scored Tod Lending's short film 'VEZO' that  received the Sundance Institute/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Award (2014).
Since 2007, Selma Mutal collaborates with ‘CEZAME MUSIC AGENCY’ (Frédéric Leibovitz Éditeur) that has also produced Mutal's original soundtracks 'Undertow' and 'The Vanished Elephant'.
Presently she is working on the score for 'PRISON' directed by Violeta Ayala, (Stolen)    
In 2013 the International Film Festival of Aubagne (France), commissioned her to direct the Master Class on Film Composition culminating in a live performance during the festival's closing ceremony. Selma Mutal lives and works in Paris.


Festivals Selections
- International Cinema Festival of Toronto TIFF 2014.
- Selection to represent Peru at the GOYA Awards (Spain) 2015.

First release, Sept 6th 2014, DISCOVERY International Cinema Festival of Toronto TIFF 2014. (Avant Première of Film).
Other releases:
Starting Oct 8, 2014: Latin America
March 2015: Europe & U.S.A

Album Titel Vers. Länge Komponist/Autor Beschreibung Suchbegriffe
CEO2032 In a Police Car
[CEO2032 - 1]
0 1'01 Mutal, Selma Weird, whirling & tragicomic. Like a merry-go-round music. ironisch & schelmisch, Zirkusmusik, wirbelnd, Jahrmarkt, tragikomisch [...]
CCB1047 Free Movement
[CCB1047 - 2]
0 03'18 Mutal, Selma, Leibovitz, Vincent Catchy, jerky & rousing. Sequence with delay fx, piano & electronics. Finale @ 2'17 fade [...] Zeitgenössisches Ballett, einprägsam, stilvoll, arty, zuversichtlich [...]
CEZ4068 Sphere
[CEZ4068 - 6]
0 3'08 Mutal, Selma Delicate, patient & childlike. Piano, vibes, xylophone, celesta, glockenspiel & marimba. Handwerk, geduldig, ruhig, verträumt, einfach [...]
CEZ4068 Concept
[CEZ4068 - 11]
0 2'39 Mutal, Selma Positive & obstinate. Cello pizz intro 0'23. Harp, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel & [...] Handwerk, zyklisch, Industrie, rigoros, Politik [...]
CEZ4070 Shared Gardens
[CEZ4070 - 6]
0 2'25 Mutal, Selma Delicate & serious. Marimba, clarinet, piano& guitar . Handwerk, Land & Garten, zyklisch, zart, Insekten [...]
CEZ4068 Création
[CEZ4068 - 12]
1 2'43 Mutal, Selma Determined & positive. Piano, harp, glockenspiel, marimba, xylophone, vibes & celesta. gehend, metrisch, Politik, rigoros, humain ressources [...]
CEZ4068 Création 2
[CEZ4068 - 25]
0 2'43 Mutal, Selma Determined & positive.Alternative version of P12. Piano, military drum, harp, glockenspiel, [...] Militärtrommel, kleine Trommel, gehend, energisch, Celesta [...]
CEO2025 Photographs Memories
[CEO2025 - 3]
1 2'39 Mutal, Selma Flashback. hesitating & emotional. Electronics & strings. Build up. Liebesfilme, bewegend, flashback, Schicksal, sentimental [...]
CEO2025 Photographs Memories
[CEO2025 - 24]
0 2'39 Mutal, Selma Remastered version. Flashback. hesitating & emotional. Electronics & strings. Build up. bewegend, flashback, Liebesfilme, Schicksal, sentimental [...]
CCB1047 Ballet Opening
[CCB1047 - 1]
0 02'58 Mutal, Selma, Leibovitz, Vincent delicate, resonant & crystalline. Fender Rhodes piano with echo & delay fx, evanescent pads [...] kristallin, Zeitgenössisches Ballett, Glockenschlag, zart, fx delay [...]
CEO2041 All the Differnce
[CEO2041 - 4]
1 2'10 Mutal, Selma Intimate, moving & narrative. Marimba & electronics. sozialkritisch, unabhängiges amerikanische Kino, Schicksal, vertraut, bewegend [...]
CEO2041 All the Difference 2
[CEO2041 - 15]
0 2'54 Mutal, Selma Patient, solitary & sad. Electronics. sozialkritisch, vertraut, introspektiv, unabhängiges amerikanische Kino, weiblich [...]
CCB1047 Tango Pulsacion
[CCB1047 - 3]
0 02'24 Mutal, Selma, Leibovitz, Vincent Modern tango in a minimalist mood. Intriguing, punctuated, danceable & nocturnal. [...] Zeitgenössisches Ballett, Elektro-Tango, stilvoll, arty, schaukelnd [...]
CCB1047 Carousel Dance
[CCB1047 - 4]
1 01'40 Mutal, Selma, Leibovitz, Vincent Ethereal, twirling, dreamy, airy & magical. Electronic sounds like a merry-go-round waltz. [...] seltsam, fantastisches Kino, Karusselmusik, Zeitgenössisches Ballett, flashback [...]
CCB1047 Carousel Dance Alternate
[CCB1047 - 12]
0 02'10 Leibovitz, Vincent, Mutal, Selma Remix version without melody. Weird, unusual & atmospheric. Glockenschlag, kristallin, atmosphärisch, seltsam, fantastisches Kino [...]
CEG5008 La Sirena
[CEG5008 - 15]
0 2'11 Mutal, Selma Refined & sentimental. On a waltz rhythm with something Andean. Solo piano. Schicksal, akustisches Klavier, sentimental, Liebesfilme, Andenländer [...]
CEZ4184 Refusenik
[CEZ4184 - 7]
0 2'20 Mutal, Selma Gentle & melancholic. Strings & electronics. Geopolitik, Rußland, Schicksal, melancholisch, Balalaika [...]
CEG5007 Madeinusa
[CEG5007 - 20]
0 1'13 Mutal, Selma Sad & poignant. String quartet & piano. Schicksal, historische Erzählung, tragisch, sozialkritisch, melancholisch [...]
CEZ4145 Sparkle Stream
[CEZ4145 - 18]
0 1'06 Mutal, Selma Calm & intimist. Piano & acoustic guitar ruhig, Image-Film, Gartenarbeit, einfach, Land & Garten [...]
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