2012 John Carter Michael Giacchino Percussion
2011 Happy Feet Two [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] John Powell Latin Percussion
2009 Star Trek [Music from the Motion Picture] Michael Giacchino Percussion
2008 Hancock John Powell Percussion
2008 Recount Dave Grusin Percussion
2008 Speed Racer Michael Giacchino Percussion
2007 Ratatouille Michael Giacchino Percussion
2006 Mission Impossible III Michael Giacchino Percussion
Playing drums from a very early age, Walter Rodriguez, born in San Juan. P.R., played his first TV show at the age of seven. His father, the #1 studio call on the island for over 20 years, was his first teacher and still his greatest inspiration. While playing side by side with his dad, he was surrounded by today's musical greats Alex Acuna and Giovanni Hidalgo; simultaneously enhancing his musical knowledge by studying piano and working as a sound engineer.
At the age of 22, Walter moved to Los Angeles to study at Musicians Institute of Technology, specifically the PIT (Percussion Institute of Technology) division. While getting involved in the local music scene, Walter and Alex Acuna connected, this time Alex taking Walter under his wing and becoming his spiritual and musical mentor.
Where others would concentrate on fewer options/activities as time passes-by, Walter is heading to broader, more musically challenging directions. He is not only dealing with harmonic and other relevant music-theory elements, but also opening an even bigger sonic "palette" by studying -yet- other World-Music percussion traditions, including the Australian didgeridoo [the oldest woodwind instrument ever] and the Indian tabla, to mention a few.