ABOUT

JAIRO DUARTE-LOPEZ & MICHAELA EREMIASOVA

Award-winning husband and wife team of composers specialized in film, TV, and concert music. Their work is highly versatile ranging from orchestral, chamber, and choral to electro-acoustic, ethnic, and period music. Their music has been heard in over 200 national and international film festivals.

 

Various clients and collaborations include music for FOX Searchlight Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Discovery Channel Latin America, National Geographic, FOX Telecolombia, SportsNet Ontario, New York City Opera’s VOX Festival, Kurt Weill Festival, and Cincinnati Opera.

Since 2003, while pursuing their graduate studies in composition in Rochester, New York, Michaela Eremiášová and Jairo Duarte-López co-composed music for various productions such as the award-winner score for the short film Car Crash Opera by renowned artist/animator Skip Battaglia. Other  collaborations include scores for various films such as Currents and Ocean by recognized experimental film maker Stephanie Maxwell.

They also composed and produced the 2008 SportsNet orchestral theme for the Toronto Blue Jays with a 55-piece orchestra and scored several productions for Discovery Channel Latin America, including the documentaries NarcoSubmarinos and Operación Sodoma: La caída del Mono Jojoy as well as the National Geographic Channel TV series Inventos de Guerra. 

In 2011, their work was featured during the Kurt Weill Festival at the Sony Center in Berlin, Germany, where they presented over one hour of original compositions for silent films from the 1910’s to 1930’s by Moholy-Nagy, Walter Ruttmann, and Lotte Reiniger.

In 2012, Duarte-López and Eremiášová were selected by the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University to compose, Bodas de Sangre, a new operatic work based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca. In 2014-2015, they were selected to compose additional scenes for the unfinished opera Meet John Doe by the late Mexican composer Daniel Catán (Florencia en el Amazons, Il Postino), as a commission by the Cincinnati Opera for its Opera Fusion: New Works Workshop.

Most recently they have composed music for trailers with placements in prominent campaigns such as a the films Brooklyn(Saoirse Ronan) and Lion (Nicole Kidman).

In addition, from 2012-2016 they taught Film Scoring as adjunct faculty for the Department of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. Duarte-López and Eremiášová’s goal is to bring to any project the best of their abilities and experience in composition and music production.

Currently they are based in Los Angeles, California.