Oriol Tarragó (Spain, 1976) is a Barcelona-based sound designer. He graduated from
the University of Barcelona School of Film (ESCAC) with documentary Pura (1999),
after receiving a scholarship for a six-month stay at Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Back in Spain, he worked with Guillermo del Toro on The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
and with fellow ESCAC graduate Juan Antonio Bayona on Bayona’s first short films.
He then moved to New York, where he studied film postproduction at New York
University (NYU), and on to London to work as a sound editor.

He returned to Barcelona to do The Orphanage (2007) with Bayona and began to work
for directors such as Jaume Balagueró, Kike Maíllo, Denis Villeneuve or Daniel
Monzón, Edmón Roch, as well as for Juan Antonio Bayona’s subsequent films.
The sound designer of many Spanish and international films such as [REC] (2007),
The Impossible (2012) or Crimson Peak (2015), Penny Dreadful (2014) he has received
four Goya awards from the Spanish Film Academy, seven Gaudí awards from the Catalan
Film Academy and one Golden Reel Award from the Motion Sound Picture Editors (MPSE).

He currently works from his studio Coser y Cantar in central Barcelona and is the head
of the Sound Department of the ESCAC Film School. He is also involved in several
projects with studios in San Francisco, Toronto and London.


SCPS, Film Postproduction
2004 – 2004

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Film Media Studies, Postproducction
1999 – 1999

Film, Sound
1995 – 1999

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