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Daniel Pemberton: Bio
Daniel Pemberton is an Ivor Novello winning and multi-BAFTA nominated composer well known for embracing a wide range of musical mediums – from electronic to orchestral – throughout his work. After more than a decade establishing himself as one of the most inventive and experimental voices in British television – scoring countless Emmy and BAFTA award winning dramas and documentaries such as Complicit, Peep Show, Upstairs Downstairs, Desperate Romantics, Space Dive, Occupation and Hiroshima – Pemberton moved into the world of film with the period supernatural thriller The Awakening (2011). His hybrid choral, orchestral and electronic score caught the ear of Ridley Scott who, heavily impressed with the standout work and what he called the composer's ‘10,000 hours in the garage' hired the composer to score his feature The Counselor (2013). He collaborated again with Scott on the director's first foray into television – The Vatican (2014). This work, alongside scores to other features such as Blood (2012), In Fear(2013) and Cuban Fury (2014), led him to be named ‘Discovery Of The Year' at the prestigious World Soundtrack Awards 2014.
Already this year has seen the release of Pemberton's acclaimed soundtrack to Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015). Featuring a kaleidoscope of unusual instruments – including cimbaloms, harpsichords, bass flutes and exotic percussion – the bold 1960's influenced music caught the attention of cinema goers and critics alike and has established him as one of the most versatile and exciting voices working in film today. Now collaborating with yet another legendary director – Academy Award winner Danny Boyle – Pemberton continues to approach the world of scoring from a new angle, creating another unique and unexpectedly inventive soundtrack with his latest work – Steve Jobs (2015).
Well known for his creative and incredibly versatile approach to writing no two scores ever sound the same.
Sony Music proudly announces the release of SPIDER-MAN™: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) featuring original music by multiple Golden Globe nominee Daniel Pemberton. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on December 17, 2018. Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations' Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse will debut in U.S. theaters on December 14.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that's the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
"Yesterday" director Danny Boyle asked composer Daniel Pemberton to help actor Himesh Patel become comfortable with the Beatles material he'd be performing. Pemberton hesitated until Boyle promised the job would only last three or four weeks. So Pemberton said yes, and was on the film for a year and a half.
In the film, Patel plays Jack Malik, a struggling singer who is about to give up on his career when an unexplained phenomenon erases all memory of the Beatles from the entire world - except, amazingly, for him. He starts playing Beatles songs that nobody else knows and is acclaimed as a songwriting genius.
Pemberton recruited a singer-songwriter friend, music supervisor Adem Ilhan, and together they turned the "EastEnders" actor into a credible musical performer who (in the romantic-comedy script by "Love Actually" writer Richard Curtis) turns his memories of Beatles songs into a meteoric rise to pop stardom.
Pemberton, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for scoring Boyle's "Steve Jobs," said those "three or four weeks" turned into a massive job involving musical direction, working with the actors and, finally, scoring the film with a recognizably Beatles-flavored soundscape. "We worked with Himesh on all aspects of performance," Pemberton told Variety. "The idea was to get him comfortable with the songs and getting him to the stage where basically he could play Wembley Stadium."
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