|Name Jocelyn Pook||Spouse Dragan Aleksic (m. 2003)|
|Born 14 February 1960 (age 55) (1960-02-14) Birmingham, England|
Occupation Composer, pianist and viola player
Role Composer · jocelynpook.com
Music director Eyes Wide Shut, Room in Rome, Caotica Ana
Albums Untold Things, Habitacion en Roma (BSO), Desh, The Merchant Of Venice, Brick Lane OST (EU Version)
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Jocelyn Pook (; born 14 February 1960) is an English composer, pianist and viola player.
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- Life and career
- Studio albums
- Albums with ensembles
- Live theatre
- Soundtracks film and TV
- Various collaborations
- Awards and honours
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Life and career
Pook graduated in 1983 from London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied the viola. She performed with many pop artists including The Communards and Massive Attack, and formed Electra Strings together with Sonia Slany for whom she wrote original material. She has worked extensively with eminent dance companies such as DV8 and Shobana Jeyasingh, and in 2002 she was commissioned by The Proms to write a work for The King's Singers in collaboration with Andrew Motion.
Pook recorded on two occasions with pianist Jeremy Peyton Jones for Rough Trade and later for Century XXI. About a year later, she joined Anne Stephenson and Audrey Riley to accompany Virginia Astley both on stage and record. Session work followed and alternated with her co-founding of the Electra Strings with Australian violinist Sonia Slany and an album on the Village Life label. This neoclassical chamber quartet later transformed into the Brilliant Strings after she and Slany had gone their separate ways.
As a solo recording artist, Pook released several albums. These included Deluge (1997), Flood (1999) and Untold Things (2001).
Her career as a film composer took flight when cuts from her album Flood were used in Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut. The piece Masked Ball, which incorporates a fragment of an Orthodox Liturgy played backwards and lyrics sung (or chanted) in Romanian, underscored the masked ball sequence.
Further scores have subsequently been contributed to several European films, notably the 2004 film version of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Peter Kosminsky's film on David Kelly, The Government Inspector, Brick Lane and 2007's Caótica Ana.
Pook was commissioned to write a short opera, Ingerland, for ROH2 (the contemporary producing arm of London's Royal Opera House) which was performed in the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre in June 2010.
On 3 December 2012 her work "Hearing Voices", was performed in premiere by Melanie Pappenheim with Charles Hazlewood conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in a concert on the theme of hysteria. In June 2014 the English National Ballet made their Glastonbury debut on the iconic the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday morning with their performance of Akram Khan's First World War-themed Dust, with Music composed by Jocelyn Pook. The performance was broadcast by the BBC on BBC2.
In 1983 Jocelyn appeared in the ABC movie Mantrap as one of many string players for the album The Lexicon of Love.