Joel Goodman is an Emmy-winning composer who has scored over 125 films that have received 4 Oscar nominations, 15 Emmy awards and over 25 Emmy nominations. He has collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Wong Kar-wei, Neil LaBute, Kevin Spacey, Albert Maysles, Andrew Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Rachel Grady, Oren Jacoby, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Marshall Curry, Sebastian Junger and Fisher Stevens.

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.”

– John Cage

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”

– Leopold Stokowski

OBIT directed by Vanessa Gould, will be at the AFI Docs Film Festival in Silver Spring, Maryland. If you’re at the festival, I hope you’ll come out and see it.

AFI DOCS Film Guide

AFI DOCS is an international documentary festival in the nation’s capital.

What’s on TV Monday

Guy Pearce returns to his Australian roots to play a private eye in “Jack Irish.” E! goes to the Met Gala’s red carpet. And Claude Lanzmann discusses creating his masterwork, “Shoah.”

Tonight’s the night! Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah is one of 5 films nominated for Best Documentary – Short Subject. I’m very proud to have worked with all these talented people on this wonderful film. Congrats to all – Adam Benzine, Tiffany B, Kimberley Anwen Warner, Kelsey Lynn, Lindsey Love, Alex Ordanis. You can listen to some of the music I wrote for this filmscore at the link below.

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah | Joel Goodman

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah explores the arduous 12-year journey that led to the creation of one of the most important films of our time. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the release of Shoah — Claude Lanzmann’s nine-and-a-half-hour examination of the Holocaust of European Jews — t…

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”

– Charlie Parker

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