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Ilan Eshkeri: Bio

Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning composer, artist, songwriter, producer and creator. Eshkeri's work is performed in concert halls, theatres, galleries, on film and television, and in video games; his eclectic body of work is linked by his love of narrative. 

Eshkeri is currently creating music for A Perfect Planet, his fourth collaboration with the legendary naturalist David Attenborough. Recently, he and Ralph Fiennes completed their third film together – a biopic about Rudolf Nureyev, The White Crow. This followed the creation of a ballet, Narcissus and Echo, choreographed by famed dancer Sergei Polunin with set designs by David LaChapelle and a ballet commission from Rambert Dance Company.

Eshkeri has collaborated with Burberry on a landmark fashion show, where he composed and conducted a choral symphonic suite, Reliquary, which then reached No. 1 in the UK classical chart. Before this, he worked with astronaut Tim Peake and the European Space Agency on a film documenting his mission to the International Space Station. He continues his collaboration with Tim Peake and ESA with his spellbinding show Space Station Earth, last performed in Stockholm to an audience of 10,000. Other performance highlights include a unique concert for thousands in the gardens of the Louvre in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Rudolfinum in Prague.

Eshkeri's many creative partnerships include artists such as Annie Lennox, David Gilmour, Sinead O'Connor, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Ash and The Cinematic Orchestra. Amongst his extensive catalogue of film and television are multiple Oscar & BAFTA winning films, such as Still Alice, Stardust, and Shaun The Sheep; video game works includes music for The Sims and Ghost of Tsushima. Eshkeri has been nominated for an Ivor Novello for The Young Victoria as well as a BAFTA for The Snowman and the Snowdog.

In 2020, Eshkeri was invited to become a music branch member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

1 A Perfect Planet  
2 A Perfect Balance  
3 Wildebeest  
4 Flamingos  
5 Vampire Finches  
6 Bears  
7 Volcanoes  
8 Sunlight  
9 Gibbons  
10 Arctic Foxes  
11 Silver Ants  
12 Autumn  
13 Snub-Nosed Monkeys  
14 Sooty Shearwaters  
15 Fire Ants  
16 Giant River Turtles  
17 Red Crabs  
18 Summer  
19 Dry Season Pt. 1  
20 Dry Season Pt. 2  
21 A Changing Climate  
22 Marine Iguana  
23 Cuttlefish  
24 Mangroves  
25 Manta Rays  
26 Spring  
27 Hardyheads  
28 Rockhopper Penguins  
29 Eden's Whales  
30 Elephant Orphans  
31 Climate Refugees  
32 The Rainforest  
33 Reforestation  
34 A Changing Planet  
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A Perfect Planet: Prequel

Sony Music today announces the January 8, 2021 release of A PERFECT PLANET (SOUNDTRACK FROM THE BBC SERIES) with music by composer ILAN ESHKERI (Stardust, The Young Victoria). Available everywhere now, the album features the music from Eshkeri's fourth collaboration with Sir David Attenborough, the legendary naturalist who will narrate the BBC series.

Composer ILAN ESHKERI says: "Creating the music for A Perfect Planet has been a hugely rewarding experience. The series celebrates the extraordinary world we are a part of as well as showing the delicate balance of the systems that support life, and what we need to do to ensure its future stability. It's a message that's very important to me and one that I believe we have a responsibility to engage with – in a way that not only educates but inspires the next generation. This influenced my approach to the music, and set me on an unconventional path. Composing the music for A Perfect Planet has also been enormously challenging – not least because of the unprecedented logistical issues of trying to record an orchestra during the lockdown! I'm grateful to everyone at the BBC and [production company] Silverback who supported me and the ideas I threw at them and I hope my music can play a small part in helping to inspire change."