18. A Composer’s Perspective: Joel Douek. The art of bringing a scene to life through music. In conversation with Joel Douek, Award-Winning Composer & Sound Designer at One Track Music.

18. A Composer’s Perspective: Joel Douek. The art of bringing a scene to life through music. In conversation with Joel Douek, Award-Winning Composer & Sound Designer at One Track Music.

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Episode 18: In conversation with Joel Douek, Award-Winning Composer and Sound Designer at One Track Music.

A Composer’s Perspective: Joel Douek.

The Art Of Bringing A Scene To Life Through Music.

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My guest today is my new friend Joel Douek. We were introduced to each other through our common friend Kevin Perlmutter. They got to know each other at Man Made Music, the top US Sonic Branding studio, where Joel is the Creative Director & Chief Scientist.

Born in London, England, now living in Los Angeles, Joel draws heavily on his background in music and neuroscience to guide & innovate the use of sound to bring meaning, realism and emotions in audiovisual. His talent has made him an award-winning composer, sound designer and instrumentalist whose music has underscored many films, television productions and documentaries. Millions recognize his music, which has brought many scenes to life, features such as the BAFTA-winning film ‘Flying Monsters 3D’ the Everest adventure: “The Wildest Dream”, and dark thrillers such as “Manhattan Night”, and “The Tall Man.”   Including in some of the most prestigious documentaries of the last few years – those of Sir David Attenborough.

Joel is also the co-founder of EccoVR bringing many VR & AR experiences to life through the power of music. Plus he sits on the Board of Directors of “The Society of Composers & Lyricists” making sure that artists and musicians are fairly paid.

In this episode, Joel and I discuss the ins and outs of music and emotion—the perspective and magical ability of a composer to subconsciously bringing a scene to life through music.

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Music in Film and Television | Film Scoring | Composer | Neuroscience

Advertisers and Brands are always looking for a shortcut into peoples emotions, and yet they Still miss that music and sound is exactly that.

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#1  Joel Douek Expresses his Lockdown Experience through Music. (02:17)
#2 Joel Douek’s Musical Talent and the Inspiration Behind his Music. (10:58)
#3 Our Subconscious Emotional Experience of Music from Birth to Death. (19:20)
#4 Making Music: Joel Douek’s Composing Process. (23:38)
#5 The History and Power of Sound Design in the Film Industry. (36:59)
#6  Music Branding: The Fastest Direct Pathway into the Human Emotion. (51:47)
#7 Film Scoring Tips and Tricks. (56:37)

Joel Douek Expresses his Lockdown Experience through Music.

Joel Douek: "Like for most people it has been a rollercoaster. I had to extreme quarantine myself for the entire year. Birds flying high, you know how I feel....

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Joel Douek’s Musical Talent and the Inspiration Behind his Music.

Joel Douek: "I can actually remember to when I was really young. My parents were not musical, but they were active music listeners. For my sixth or seventh birthday,...

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Our Subconscious Emotional Experience of Music from Birth to Death.

Joel Douek: "Majority of people play music when they wake up to get motivated, maybe they play music in the shower etc. We are musical beings. Early research suggests...

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Making Music: Joel Douek’s Composing Process.

Joel Douek: "Lot of the time when I am doing TV Sport Network melody, I struggled with that because it does not come with any background, sense or...

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The History and Power of Sound Design in the Film Industry.

Joel Douek: "The origin of film was to answer a bet between two people to see if at any point in time of a horses gallop all four hooves...

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Music Branding: The Fastest Direct Pathway into the Human Emotion.

Joel Douek: "Advertisers and Brands, what they are always looking for is a shortcut into the consumers and yet the missed that sound and music is the tool for...

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Film Scoring Tips and Tricks.

Joel Douek: "If you are scoring a picture there is likely to be dialogues. So the most important thing is in your choice of instrumentation and your choice of...

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Publications

Music and Emotion—A Composer's Perspective
Joel Douek | Published 2013 Psychology, Medicine Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Copyright in the Age of AI.
Joel Douek | Published 2020 | Society of Composers & Lyricists

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