Special Guest - Daniel Pemberton
Welcome to episode of Off The Beat & Track Podcast with me Stu Whiffen.
This episodes special guest is Film Score composer, 2 time Golden Globe Nominee and smashing chap Daniel Pemberton
I met with Daniel at WeWork in East London and he came armed with a bag of tunes containing 7 fantastic records each which have sound tracked his life to date and we go in on that journey discussing growing up, youth cultures, art, films, synths, clubbing and so much more
Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello–winning, multi Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-nominated composer who has regularly been cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today.
Daniel’s song, performed by Iggy Pop, from his score for the film Gold, starring Matthew McConaughey, was nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe Award – Best Original Song. The previous year he was nominated for Golden Globe Award – Best Original Score for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet.
Drawing on a richly diverse set of influences, from English folk to hip-hop; nordic metal to musique concrete; Daniel’s score to Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is a showcase of a composer unafraid to take risks and revel in pushing the boundaries of modern film scoring. His previous collaboration with Ritchie on The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was widely critically lauded for its bold writing and innovative arrangements earning him – alongside the features Steve Jobs and the Cannes Palm D’Or nominee Mal De Pierres – a nomination for Film Composer of the Year at the 2016 World Soundtrack Awards. He was previously honoured as Discovery of The Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014 for his work on The Counselor as well as the features Blood, In Fear, and Cuban Fury.
Recent scores include the Richard Curtis-penned Danny Boyle-directed Yesterday, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Warner Bros’ Ocean’s Eight, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for Netflix.
Having worked in British television for over two decades on countless Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning dramas and documentaries (such as Peep Show, Complicit, Upstairs Downstairs, Dirk Gently, Prey, Space Dive,Occupation, Desperate Romantics and Hiroshima) his big break into feature films came after Ridley Scott was so impressed with Daniel’s debut film score in 2011 for the period supernatural thriller The Awakening that he hired the him to score his feature The Counselor. The pair collaborated again on Scott’s first directorial foray into television, The Vatican, on the Watergate thriller Felt, produced by Scott, directed by Peter Landesman and starring Liam Neeson, and on All The Money In The World, starring Mark Wahlberg.
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