55 – Daniel Pemberton – Film Composer

This time my guest is film composer Daniel Pemberton. Before I go any further I just want to take a moment to thank my friend and colleagues John Lyons for connecting me with Daniel. Initially we spoke several months ago, but as you might imagine, Daniel has been busy.

Some Daniel facts for you:

At the age of 16 he released his first album, which got quite a bit of attention.
He then worked for several years creating scores for television including the cherished Peep Show. Daniel has composed for directors Ridley Scott, Aaron Sorkin, Guy Richie, Danny Boyle, Edward Norton and many more. He’s in high demand and is always working! He’s regularly been cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today.

We finally managed to arrange a day for me to join him at his home in London. In fact, because Daniel wanted to get out of the house/studio, we did the interview in a local park. But I did get to visit the genius’s lair. Strewn with instruments, synths, LPs and CDs Daniel really does has a love for his craft. His enthusiasm as he played me part of one of his new scores is clearly evident.

You’ll hear the sounds of London as we chat, including some dogs fighting, a chinook helicopter going over and the general atmos of a London park at lunch time.

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