Grammy Award Winner
Golden Globe Winner
16 Grammy Nominated projects
An American song writer, composer & producer, Gary Barlough was born & grew up in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music. Gary has been a band member & song writer (Circus Train), and worked as a film composer, song writer. He is an award winning producer/ engineer and now works primarily out of his studio in Los Angeles, writing and producing music for all forms of media. Gary has been known for his style of music synthesis and sound design which has been apparent from the start. Those ideas made their way into many bands and solo artist’s projects. He was awarded a Grammy Award as primary engineer for Best New Age CD, “Thinking of You” released by artist Kitaro. He built sampled drum sounds for David Gilmour on Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse of Reason CD”. He recorded and co-produced the film score for Oliver Stone’s “Heaven & Earth” which was awarded the Golden Globe Award for “Best Musical Score”, also by artist Kitaro. He produced the soundtrack for “The Soong Sisters” which won both the Golden Horse Award, and the Hong Kong Film Festival award for best music score. Projects he has been creatively instrumental on have been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards. Having guided many film and CD projects to successful releases, he is flexible in his approach, moving easily between writer and producer responsibilities in band production, orchestral or electronic music.
Gary has worked with artists such as David Gilmour, Pink Floyd, Yes, Jon Anderson, Kitaro, Bono, Mark Isham, David Kitay, The Yellow Jackets, Berlin, Stevie Wonder, David Baerwald, Divinyls, Toni Childs, Paul Rothchild, Bob Ezrin among others.
In 2014, he wrote the score and produced the soundtrack CD for the film “Snake and Mongoose”, with 7 mini-songs and accompanying score. He shared Music Supervisor responsibilities for the film. He has produced surround SACD, DVD-A projects, and is now beginning work on more Circus Train releases for 2024.
Grammy Award Winner – 2000 “Best New Age Album” – by Kitaro / Gary Barlough (primary engineer, music programmer)
Golden Globe Winner – 1994 “Best Music – Original Score” – by Kitaro/ Gary Barlough (co-producer soundtrack)
Golden Horse Award Winner – 1997 ” Best Musical Score” – by Kitaro/ score produced by Gary Barlough
16 Grammy Award nominations – primary contributor (as producer, enginner or programmer) – various artists
(a list of select clients)
Oliver Stone/ Ixtlan/ Warner Brothers Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Disney/ Disney Pearl Records
Golden Harvest Company
Universal Music Group
Kitaro/ Domo Records
Entertainment Universe/ Snake and Mongoose LLC
Gary has recorded or edited the voices of:
Jon Anderson (Yes)
Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
Bill Champlin (Chicago)
Andora Media Publishing, BMI
Graduate USC Thornton School of Music