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

Attention, Documentary Filmmakers: 6 Lessons from the Making of ‘Shoah.’

Thirty years after its release, Claude Lanzmann’s documentary masterpiece has never been more relevant.

James Horner was one of the great composers of film music. I’ve been listening to his music since before my own career. I met James as he finished the Avatar score and though I did not know him, I will miss him. Thankfully, we all have his music forever.

James Horner Interview about The Horsemen Cometh score

The Horsemen love searching the skies for tiny suspended moments of formation perfection. In it, time freezes, the team becomes one, and the Earth rotates ar…

The second film I scored having its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is “Southern Rites”, a powerful and timely story about racial tensions in modern Georgia. The first screening is Wednesday April 29th at 6:45PM. It will also debut on HBO in May. Click through for tickets!

“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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