Ariel Marx | Composer

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AWARDS WATCH: From Tamar-kali to Ronit Kirchman: 5 Female Composers You Should Know

THE AUDIO SPOTLIGHT: The Beautiful Music of THE TALE — An Interview with Ariel Marx

MPAA // THE CREDITS: Sundance 2018: THE TALE Composer Delicately Threads a Fragile Story of Adolescent Abuse

UNDER THE RADAR: Ariel Marx, Composer on Sundance Films THE TALE & HAIR WOLF — Rising film composer discusses latest projects

THE FULLEST: That Soundtrack Though: Inside the Mind of THE TALE's Composer, Ariel Marx


An award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ariel Marx draws from many different genres and often combines orchestral and rare instruments with electronics to create unique worlds of sound. Her scores have premiered alongside films at national and international film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW—winning awards at several for her musical contributions. 

Most recently, Ariel wrote the score for Jennifer Fox’s THE TALE (starring Laura Dern, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Common and John Heard), Shawn Snyder's TO DUST (starring Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick), and Sarah Pirozek's #LIKE (starring Sarah Rich and Marc Menchacha).

She has also scored dramas WEST OF HER by Ethan Warren and Ryan Caraway's BY JINGO, and Armen Perian's interactive augmented reality film about a family of human traffickers, THE ANGRY RIVER. Additionally, she has scored numerous award-winning short films that have played at the world's premiere festivals including — most recently — Mariama Diallo's HAIR WOLF (Sundance, SXSW), Laura Moss's FRY DAY (SXSW, Tribeca).

Outside of film, she has scored television series including comedy series UnChartered and The Pioneers. Ariel has additionally contributed to BLIND tarring Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, and assisted composer Marcelo Zarvos on Showtime’s THE AFFAIR starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, as well as, Amazon’s Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (starring Christina Ricci and David Strathairn and WONDER (starring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson).


awards & recognition

Nominated for Best Original Score for Suffer at Women in Horror Film Festival (2017), Won Best Original Score for Forever at First Run Film Festival (2016) Nominated for Best Original Score for Forever at GenreBlast Film Festival (2016) Won Best Original Song for West of Her at Scruffy City Film & Music Festival (2016)  Received Henry Mancini Fellowship (ASCAP Foundation) (2015), Won Best Original Score for Antiman at First Run Film Festival (2015) Received Women in Music Scholarship (The Sorel Organization) (2013).