DANIEL PEMBERTON (Composer) is an Academy Award-nominated composer who has regularly been cited as one of the most exciting and original new voices working in modern film scoring today. Comfortable composing for everything from rock bands to symphonic orchestras, record-scratchers to jazz quintets, Pemberton’s innovative scores have consistently been singled out for critical acclaim. His credits include studio films such as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Birds of Prey, Enola Holmes and Ocean’s Eight as well as smaller independent features such as the Cannes Palme d’Or competitor Mal de Pierres or the powerful Paralympics documentary “Rising Phoenix,” for which Pemberton recently won a Sports Emmy Award for Best Music Direction.
Pemberton was named Film Composer of the Year in 2021 by both the World Soundtrack Awards and the international film music critics association IFMCA. He received Golden Globe nominations for his neo-noir score to Motherless Brooklyn and his mix of opera and electronics for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, as well as nods for Best Original Song for “Hear My Voice” (performed and co-written by Celeste) from Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and “Gold” (performed and cowritten by Iggy Pop) from the Stephen Gaghan film of the same name. He was also recently nominated for an Academy Award for “Hear My Voice.”
Pemberton has scored projects for the likes of Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World, The Counselor), Danny Boyle (Yesterday, Steve Jobs), Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Molly’s Game), Darren Aronofsky (“One Strange Rock”), Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn), Louis Leterrier (“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”) and Guy Ritchie (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
Pemberton was honored as Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2014 and nominated as Composer of the Year in both 2016 and 2019.