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Meet Amara Primero

Today we’d like to introduce you to Amara Primero.

Amara, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am an Australian-born Film and TV composer who is working the US screens and the world with my sonic creations. My time in LA has seen me gain exposure as a composer across a variety of media platforms. Currently, my musical niche is in the crime docu-drama genre.

I knew from a very young age, (possibly as early as five years) that I wanted music to be my life. I have always been a “creator” more than a “replicator” of music so, when I discovered music and the power it can have to influence a moving picture and convey a message, I was hooked on being part of that creation!

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I currently composes for TV crime, dramas, and documentaries. I am fascinated by narrative and the many facets that contribute to bringing a story to life, music being one of them. There are an enormous power and responsibility you possess as a composer – ensuring that the narrative is brought to life but also moves at the right pace.

A composer’s biggest compliment is when an audience doesn’t notice the music but instead comes away feeling “affected” by the story or the message; not consciously knowing that it was a myriad of artistic choices from the filmmaker (including music), that conveyed the story. Music should always compliment but never intrude.

Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
One of the biggest challenges I feel facing artists today is a flooded market. With the rise of technology, many areas of the arts which were once specialized are now being infiltrated with so many who “dabble” in the arts.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I am currently working on a new crime series (TBA) for cable TV. My music can be heard on the true-crime series,’ “Ron Iddles: The Good Cop,” and “Undercurrent” I have had music featured on shows airing on the USA, TLC, and A&E.

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CJZ Productions / @benjembie

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