Music Composer Ramiro Rodriguez Zamarripa, Works on Some of the Hollywood Biggest Projects
Updated: Feb 21
It was not that many years ago when Ramiro Rodriguez Zamarripa was in Buenos Aires studying Music Production and dreaming about making it big as a music composer in the film industry. When there is talent and hard work, anything is possible.
Ramiro knew he had to be very prepared in different styles of music and he had to study in the best universities in order to be one of the greatest at his job. After studying at UCA (Universidad Catolica Argentina) and graduating with honors, he decided to study also a Film Scoring Program at one of the most prestigious universities in the world, UCLA, in Los Angeles.
His father is a huge classical music fan and began playing classical music for him from a young age, which woke up on him a special love for orchestral music. But he has a passion and knowledge of different kinds of music genres. Apart from the classical orchestra, Rodriguez Zamarripa can give to his projects an industrial electronic approach, an avant-garde jazz influence, or a heavy rock sound, which gives him a wide range of opportunities.
Some of the most important producers, directors, and composers in Los Angeles saw the talent of the young artist and made him part of their films and TV shows.
The first big director that gave Ramiro an opportunity in the City of Angels, was Mexican Oscar winning director Guillermo del Toro. Ramiro worked on Guillermo’s TV series Trollhunters, from Dreamworks and he learnt a lot from it. He got to understand what the process was like and the relationship between a producer and a composer. Ramiro knew how to make music but this opportunity made him learn the language composers use while working on film, what the creative process is when you have to match your music to the show, etc.
This learning practice and that tittle in his credits was just the beginning of a big number of offers the Argentinean musician was about to experience.
Soon after a number of important projects where offer to Ramiro, such as the hit Netflix show, Cobra Kai, Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Hulu’s multiple Emmy nominee series PEN15, Epix’s docu-series Helter Skelter: An American Myth, and many others.
This positioned Ramiro Rodriguez Zamarripa as one of the most successful Argentinean film music composers in Los Angeles, where he currently lives in West Hollywood.
One of his last projects was collaborating with Emmy nominee composer Jonathan Hartman (Superstition, Dark/Web) contributing music for Interrogator, a Games Workshop project. Ramiro still collaborates with Ona Sounds as a composer and orchestrator for multiple films and documentaries such as Ruin and Rose by acclaimed filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski and Netflix’s documentary The River Runner.