The Last Race
Roger Goula is a London based composer and multi-instrumentalist. Coming from a contemporary classical background, Roger’s work has developed into an experimental blend of classical chamber and orchestral music with electronics.
Inspired by renaissance and baroque music, as well as by minimalism, and looking at the language of electronic music, his compositions perform complexity through repetition of minimal elements and emotional transporting textures.
Composing across platforms including film and TV, dance, theatre and art installation, Roger has worked for a number of films such as BIFA award winning documentary Next Goal Wins (Soundtrack: Silva Screen, 2014), Shock Head Soul (Soundtrack: MovieScore Media, 2012), Brand New-U (Identicals), Diana 7 Days and the ITV/Netflix series The Frankenstein Chronicles, and the BBC series Inspector George Gently (Soundtrack: Manners McDade, 2017).
Last year Roger’s solo debut album Overview Effect was released by the new label Cognitive Shift in collaboration with One Little Indian and it was called "mind blowing"by Mary Anne Hobbe on BBC 6 Music. Pieces from the album made the soundtrack of Amercian visual artist and filmmaker Michael Dweck’s first feature film The Last Race, which premieres at Sundance Film Festival in 2018.
He is currently developing a collaboration with award winning dancer and choreographer Dickson Mbi, commissioned by the acclaimed Akram Khan Company which will premiere in 2018 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
Roger Goula studied classical guitar in Barcelona and, after moving to the UK, he graduated in music composition from the Goldsmiths College and in film music from the National Film and Television School. He also studied composition with Michael Finnissy.