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Daniel Pemberton: Bio
Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer well known for embracing a wide range of musical mediums – from electronic to orchestral – throughout his work. After more than a decade establishing himself as one of the most inventive and experimental voices in British television – scoring countless Emmy and BAFTA award winning dramas and documentaries such as Complicit, Peep Show, Upstairs Downstairs, Desperate Romantics, Space Dive, Occupation and Hiroshima – Pemberton moved into the world of film with the period supernatural thriller The Awakening (2011). His hybrid choral, orchestral and electronic score caught the ear of Ridley Scott who, heavily impressed with the standout work and what he called the composer's ‘10,000 hours in the garage' hired the composer to score his feature The Counselor (2013). He collaborated again with Scott on the director's first foray into television – The Vatican (2014). This work, alongside scores to other features such as Blood (2012), In Fear(2013) and Cuban Fury (2014), led him to be named ‘Discovery Of The Year' at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2014.
Already this year has seen the release of Pemberton's acclaimed soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015). Featuring a kaleidoscope of unusual instruments – including cimbaloms, harpsichords, bass flutes and exotic percussion – the bold 1960's influenced music caught the attention of cinema goers and critics alike and has established him as one of the most versatile and exciting voices working in film today. Now collaborating with yet another legendary director – Academy Award winner Danny Boyle – Pemberton continues to approach the world of scoring from a new angle, creating another unique and unexpectedly inventive soundtrack with his latest work – Steve Jobs (2015).
Well known for his creative and incredibly versatile approach to writing no two scores ever sound the same.
Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN™: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original music by multiple Golden Globe nominee Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on December 17, 2018. Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations' Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse will debut in U.S. theaters on December 14.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Film School Rejects Charlie Brigden writes……This article is part of our 2020 Rewind. Follow along as we explore the best and most interesting movies, shows, performances, and more from this very strange year. In this entry, we're listening to the best movie score soundtracks of 2020.
I don't need to tell you how tough 2020 has been for all of us, but one bright side is that the music coming out of cinema has been fantastic. With the change in film exhibition due to the COVID-19 crisis, the playing field seems like it's been leveled, and a lot more independent film scores are getting noticed instead of the usual blockbuster blackout. And from that, the kind of scores we've been blessed with - synth-heavy, delicate chamber music, symphonic brilliance – -have been amazing.
It could still be better for female composers being given opportunities, as male composers are still heavily favored, but with scores like Tamar-kali‘s Shirley, Hannah Peel‘s The Deceived, Gazelle Twin‘s Nocturne, Isobel Waller-Bridge‘s Emma, and Aska Matsumiya‘s I'm Your Woman, plus Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s ground-breaking Oscar win for Joker, the future is certainly bright.
(We also saw the loss of an absolute legend in the industry in 2020, the great Ennio Morricone, but thankfully, with the sheer amount of music he wrote, there is still much to explore.)
This year's list has a good mix of drama, adventure, horror, and even the occasional super-villain, along with some great archival releases, as usual. There's plenty to go around, so let's celebrate the wonderful music the year has given us. Among the 20 best movie score soundtracks released in 2020 is; Enola Holmes (Milan Records).
In terms of importance to the success of Netflix's cute take on London's greatest detective, there's Millie Bobby Brown's endearing central performance and Daniel Pemberton‘s enthrallingly enchanting score. Pemberton pushes along like a steam train, with his delightful main theme contrasting strings and guitar to give Enola those famous Holmes smarts with her independent edge. The composer brings his usual bag of tricks to make it his own, including a great use of accordion, and by the time he wraps it all up, you'll be demanding a sequel if only to hear more of Pemberton's marvelous music.
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Two years after its release, Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse has been added to Netflix. This quirky animated super-hero film tells the story of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a 15-year-old gifted student, and his involvement in saving the world. He meets Spider-Man, along with a handful of Spider-Man equivalents from alternate universes. Miles must realise his potential and work side by side with them to defeat the evil King-Pin who plans on destroying the city. The art style of this film is unlike anything else. It has a comic-book feel which gives it a wonderful, playful charm and references Spider-Man's comic book origins.
The colours are bright and gorgeous and it's full of exciting, unique moments with text popping up at times. This style is what truly elevates the film above most animated movies. Daniel Pemberton's work on the score is superb. He creates an intense and suspenseful soundtrack while including more technological aspects to keep in line with the bright, modern feel of the film. Throughout, the music accompanies the story perfectly and provides plenty of excitement. Even if you're not a fan of animated feature films, finding the time to watch this one is definitely worth it.
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"Yesterday" director Danny Boyle asked composer Daniel Pemberton to help actor Himesh Patel become comfortable with the Beatles material he'd be performing. Pemberton hesitated until Boyle promised the job would only last three or four weeks. So Pemberton said yes, and was on the film for a year and a half.
In the film, Patel plays Jack Malik, a struggling singer who is about to give up on his career when an unexplained phenomenon erases all memory of the Beatles from the entire world - except, amazingly, for him. He starts playing Beatles songs that nobody else knows and is acclaimed as a songwriting genius.
Pemberton recruited a singer-songwriter friend, music supervisor Adem Ilhan, and together they turned the "EastEnders" actor into a credible musical performer who (in the romantic-comedy script by "Love Actually" writer Richard Curtis) turns his memories of Beatles songs into a meteoric rise to pop stardom.
Pemberton, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for scoring Boyle's "Steve Jobs," said those "three or four weeks" turned into a massive job involving musical direction, working with the actors and, finally, scoring the film with a recognizably Beatles-flavored soundscape. "We worked with Himesh on all aspects of performance," Pemberton told Variety. "The idea was to get him comfortable with the songs and getting him to the stage where basically he could play Wembley Stadium."
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