Jocelyn Pook is a British composer who has written extensively for stage, screen, opera house and concert hall. She is perhaps best known for her score to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.
Pook has worked with leading musicians, directors and institutions, including Martin Scorsese, the Royal Opera House, BBC Proms and Andrew Motion.
Originally trained as a viola player, she has toured with artists such as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, Laurie Anderson and PJ Harvey, and as a member of the Communards. She also runs her own touring band, The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble, performing her film music and album work.
Pook has been described as a “composer of imagination and ingenuity” (WIRE), winning numerous awards and nominations. Her music for the National Theatre’s ‘St Joan’ won an Olivier Award, and she received British Composer Awards for her music-theatre piece ‘Speaking in Tunes’ and her soundtrack to DESH, which accompanies Akram Khan’s dance production of the same name. Pook has also composed scores for television shows and commercials, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Channel 4’s The Government Inspector, directed by Peter Kosminsky.
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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