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

Last week I was honored, along with many other great composers, at the ASCAP Screen Awards. Thanks to all for a great event!

This month marks the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth! You can celebrate #JFK100 by watching clips and reading up on the American Experience episode JFK here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/jfk/

American Experience | PBS is celebrating the day with senior producer and director of JFK Susan Bellows, who will be hosting a live Q&A at 6pm ET. You can check that out on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanExperiencePBS/videos/10155305089519122/

…and if you’re really feeling in the mood, you can stream the soundtrack on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/6PVW5jbbLo9G9CbtMkYPeh?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

JFK | American Experience – WGBH | PBS

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, Kennedy’s presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.

“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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