In 2013, Spanish Born composer Roque Baños worked with longtime collaborator Fede Alvarez on his first US production, the fantasy/horror thriller Evil Dead. Baños has continued to gain international recognition by scoring Ron Howard’s Warner Brothers film, In the Heart of the Sea, and by collaborating with directors such as Terry Gilliam, Spike Lee, Kevin Reynolds, Jonathan Glazor, and Brad Anderson.
Baños started his musical education at the young age of 9, earning honors in Music Theory and Saxophone from both the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia and the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. After receiving a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Spain, he moved to Boston to study Film Scoring and Performance at Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude and receiving the Robert Share Award.
Recent credits include Don’t Breathe (Fede Alvarez), The Commuter (Jaume Collet Serra), Miracle Season (Sean McNamara), Yucatan (Daniel Monzón), and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which premiered the closing night of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Baños is currently working on the score to the upcoming Sony Pictures film The Girl in the Spider’s Web starring Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander.
In addition to his film scores, Baños has composed multiple pieces for orchestras, marching bands, and chamber ensembles. He’s an accomplished saxophonist who earned a position as an officer musician in the Spanish Army. Baños has premiered and conducted his own scores in the most prestigious concert halls in Spain including the National Auditorium in Madrid, the Reina Sofia Auditorium, and the Cultural Circle of Fine Arts Hall. Baños currently resides in Los Angeles and Madrid, Spain.