Nicolas Jaar is a Chilean composer and recording artist based in NY. He’s released critically acclaimed works such as Space is Only Noise (2011) and Pomegranates (2015) and Sirens (2016). Jaar was widely known in the club world for his various dance 12″ EPs he put out from 2008 to 2011 that gained cult-like followings. Since his first album, he has embarked on more explorative directions, performing a 5 hour improvisational concert at PS1 and releasing a large volume of experimental recordings through his label ‘Other People’ (Including works by like minded artists Lydia Lunch, William Basinski, and Lucretia Dalt). Recently, Jaar scored Dheepan, by director Jacques Audiard (winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015). Jaar is also half of the band ‘Darkside’, who released their debut album, Psychic, in 2013.
In 2019 Jaar scored the soundtrack to Ema, a Chilean drama film, directed by Pablo Larraín. The film centres on Ema (Mariana Di Girolamo), a young reggaeton dancer who sees her marriage with celebrated choreographer Gastón (Gael García Bernal) crumble after their “failed” adoption.
In 2015, he scored Dheepan, a thriller by French filmmaker Jacques Audiard about a family of Sri Lankan refugees living in the suburbs of Paris. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2015.