Javier Gimeno-Bayon was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1980. His interest in music began at an early age with classical guitar lessons. This soon developed into an interest in all aspects of music and by 16 Javier was involved in many different musical projects covering styles that ranged from alternative folk to electronic noise, in and around the Barcelona area. Javier moved smoothly into production thanks to his keen sense of musical wideness, he then spent the following years producing and recording different bands from Spain.

Whilst studying neuroscience, Javier had the opportunity to score for various short films at the Barcelona film school ESCAC. This opportunity gave him a deeper understanding of music as a dramatic art form and he thrived in this experience giving rise to his desire to become a film score composer. Javier then took lessons with the award-­winning composer Leon Willett for five years. After completing his studies with Leon Willet, Javier then sought further studying from renowned composers Joan Albert Amargós and Lluis Verges. His studies with these inspirational composers gave Javier deeper skills in harmony, counterpoint and orchestration. Not wanting to abandon his life as a musician Javier continued playing and performing with bands now with the added luxury of understanding the inside-out of music composition.

In 2014 became a collaborator of Discordian Records, a net-label for independent music that has become a cornerstone for Barcelona’s underground avant-music scene.

Later that year Javier became Co-Founder of Barcelona based International music company Summer76music which specializes in music for advertising with international clients such as Coca-Cola, VW, Red Bull & Nike to name but a few.

Javier’s most recent composition and orchestration credits have been collaborations with Oscar­-nominated Javier Navarrete and three-­time Grammy­ award winner Pharrell Williams. He also has orchestrated Palme d’or 2016 winner shortfilm “Timecode“.
He has recently scored three major feature films: “Ghosts of Garip“, “The Curse” & “L’Altra Frontera”.

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The later one being awarded in various festivals and nominated for Best Original Score for independent Film in Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2015. Javier’s score for the western film “10 miles to Bisbee” was also awarded for Best Original Score in Sitges International Film Festival 2015. He also took top honors at the 5th International Film Music Competition, which took place within the framework of the 12th Zurich Film Festival at the Tonhalle Zürich Sept. 23. Bayon won the Golden Eye for Best International Film Music 2016.