Sunday, January 26, 2020

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Pérez A. Olea

Pérez A. Olea was born Antonio Pérez Olea on December 11, 1923 in Madrid, Spain, He studied music at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, being a student disciple of Jesús Guridi (1886-1961) and Conrado del Campo (1878-1953).

He oriented his musical career to film productions, therefore, thanks to a scholarship he studied and received his diploma in Optics and Camera at the Sperimentale Center for Cinematography in Rome, along with Jorge Grau.

Pérez belongs to the generation of the so-called "New Spanish Cinema", composing the soundtracks for films directed by Vicente Aranda, Mario Camus, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Grau, Luis García Berlanga and Manuel Summers.

 His music received several awards, including the “Premio del Sindicato Nacional del Espectáculo” for Julio Buchs ' “Con el viento Solano” in 1965 and the following year the “Premio del Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos” for the soundtrack to the Italowestern “Mestizo” (Django Does Not Forgive) which was in turn composed for Julio Buchs.

Pérez A. Olea died in Madrid, Spain on January 5, 2005.

OLEA, Pérez A. (aka A. Perez Olea, Anton P. Olea, Antonio P. Olea, Antonio Perez Olea)  (Antonio Pérez Olea) [12/11/1923, Madrid, Madrid, Spain – 1/5/2005, Madrid, Madrid, Spain] – producer, director, writer, cinematographer, cameraman, composer, SFX.
Murieta! – 1963
Django Does Not Forgive – 1966

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