Jocelyn Pook

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Jocelyn Pook is one of the UK’s most versatile composers, having written extensively for stage, screen, opera house and concert hall. She has established an international reputation as a highly original composer winning her numerous awards and nominations including a Golden Globe, an Olivier and two British Composer Awards.

Often remembered for her film score to Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (1999), which won her a Chicago Film Award and a Golden Globe nomination, Pook has worked with some of the world’s leading directors, musicians, artists and arts institutions – including Martin Scorsese, Sarah Gavron, Michael Radford, the Royal Opera House, BBC Proms, Andrew Motion, Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson.

While going on extensive tours with The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble (performing repertoire from her albums and music from her film scores), Pook writes music for opera, concerts, dance and theatre productions. She has been commissioned by the Royal Opera House, The BBC Proms and the King’s Singers, to name a few. Most notably, she received critical acclaim for her song cycle, Hearing Voices, which was premiered in December 2012 by the BBC Concert Orchestra and singer Melanie Pappenheim at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

In 2014, Pook composed the score for Lest We Forget, a dance piece choreographed by Akram Khan for the English National Ballet to mark the centenary of the First World War. She also composed the score for King Charles III, a play by Mike Bartlett performed at Wyndham’s Theatre, London, which was subsequently made into a TV drama for the BBC with new, additional score from Pook which went onto win best Original Music at the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Award.

Pook has chaired and been a judge on various panels including the British Composer Awards, Ivor Novello Awards and BBC Proms Young Composers Competition.

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  • Music Sales aux Oscars 2019

    Music Sales aux Oscars 2019

    24th janvier 2019

    La course aux Oscars est ouverte, Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer la nomination des deux films suivants dont les B.0 sont sorties chez Node Records, le label de Music Sales: - The Wife (musique originale de Jocelyn Pook / Publishing et...

  • La bande originale de The Wife par Jocelyn Pook

    La bande originale de The Wife par Jocelyn Pook

    20th novembre 2018

    La bande originale de Jocelyn Pook pour The Wife, le film de Björn Runge , mettant en vedette Glenn Close et Jonathan Pryce, vient de sortir chez Node Records, le label de Music Sales. Le film raconte l'histoire de l'épouse d'un auteur...

  • The Staircase - musique de Jocelyn Pook

    The Staircase - musique de Jocelyn Pook

    8th juin 2018

    Le série documentaire policière "The Staircase", mise en musique par Jocelyn Pook, est maintenant disponible sur Netflix. La série s'articule autour du procès criminel de l'auteur Michael Peterson, accusé d'avoir assassiné sa femme après...

  • The Staircase Available On Netflix

    The Staircase Available On Netflix

    8th juin 2018

    Crime documentary The Staircase, scored by Jocelyn Pook, is now available on Netflix. The series centres around the criminal trial of author Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife after she was found dead at the bottom of...

  • Premier Bafta TV Craft Awards pour Jocelyn Pook

    Premier Bafta TV Craft Awards pour Jocelyn Pook

    24th avril 2018

    Premier Bafta TV Craft Awards pour Jocelyn Pook et sa musique originale composée pour le téléfilm historique « King Charles III » réalisé par Rupert Goold, adaptation d’une pièce de théatre de Mike Bartlett. Après une collaboration...