“White Widow occupies a zone midpoint between Kate Bush and Martha Bates Motels creating a semi-symphonic progressive melodic groove that enthralls, absorbs, saddens, uplifts, and caresses the ear and mind in a tale of deliquescing love.” — AcousticMusic.com
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Carla Patullo, also known as White Widow, is a composer, songstress, and visual media artist who creates both songs and score ranging from gritty electronic rock to full orchestral soundscapes. Her new EP, Omens (Telepictures/Warner Brothers Music), showcases this range mixed with lovelorn lyrics and angsty rock vocals. Her music is featured in the award winning film Spa Night, which premiered earlier this year at Sundance, and her new single “The Ocean” is nominated for a 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award (Carter Burwell, Christophe Beck, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren).
In 2011, she wrote and recorded a concept album titled A Psychological Thriller. The album accompanied a short film by Brooklyn based visual artists/ filmmakers, Electric Wonder. The film premiered to a sold-out show with a synced live performance of the score by White Widow and her band. The Creators Project raved about it as “an eerie and erotic serial love affair.” This film project inspired White Widow to begin writing music to picture.
White Widow has gone on to compose scores for many films including Letter to Anita (dir. Andrea Meyerson, HBO Films), Cinderella, A Shadow Ballet (by Lotte Reiniger), Cheese Dog: The Movie (Electric Wonder Pictures), and Spa Night (dir. Andrew Ahn).
The film Cinderella, A Shadow Ballet is a re-conceptualization of the 1922 film Aschenputtel, by animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger. White Widow narrates and orchestrates us through the classic fairy tale film. Delving into psychological struggles, White Widow uses shadow, light, and sound to represent Cinderella's psyche. As Cinderella confronts her repressed self to find her inner light, the film transforms Reiniger's original silhouettes into a modern and mysterious shadow ballet.
As a touring performer and musical director, White Widow has toured internationally on solo tours as well as serving as musical director for actress/ comedian Sandra Bernhard’s “I Love Being Me, Don’t You” tour and album. The tour included performances with Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright, and Justin Vivian Bond.
White Widow has had over 100 song placements on Emmy award winning shows. She was featured on the Microsoft video game Project Spark, as well as dance performances of Sia’s sidekick Maddie Ziegler on the TV show Dance Moms.
Nautilus Studio LA (Fellow)
BMI Composing for the Screen (Fellow)
Hollywood Music in Media (Nom. - Singer-Songwriter)
WorldFest Houston Int. Film Festival (Plat. Remi Award - Best Music Short)
Garden State Film Festival (Winner - Best Orchestral Theme)
Sundance Film Festival (Premiere of SPA NIGHT w/music by White Widow)
Hollywood Music in Media (Nom. - Best Original Score/Indie Short Film)
Global Music Awards (Winner - Best Score)
Indie FEST (Winner - Best Original Score, 2015)
IFA International Film Festival (Winner - Best Original Score)
Spotlight Short Film Award (Winner - Best Original Score)
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (Winner - Best Score)
Independent International Film Awards (Winner - Best Score)