|Birth name Joel King Goldsmith|
Name Joel Goldsmith
|Born November 19, 1957
Los Angeles, California, United States (1957-11-19) |
Genres Film score, contemporary classical music
Died June 17, 1964, London, United Kingdom
Books The Infinite Way, The Art of Spiritual Healing, Practicing the Presence, The art of meditation, The thunder of silence
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor
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Joel King Goldsmith (November 19, 1957 – April 29, 2012) was an American composer of film, television, and video game music.
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Joel Goldsmith was born on November 19, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, the third of four children of Sharon (née Hennagin), a singer, and renowned composer Jerry Goldsmith. His mother's brother was composer and professor Michael Hennagin.
He was the main composer for the TV series Stargate SG-1, although the main titles were written by David Arnold (who composed the score to Stargate, the film that began the Stargate franchise). On Stargate Atlantis he composed the main titles and the score.
During his career, he usually collaborated with two composers; his father Jerry Goldsmith, and Neal Acree. He made his first move into video games music in 2006, scoring Call of Duty 3. During his final years, Goldsmith relocated to Hidden Hills, California, where he built a home studio in his backlot.
Goldsmith died of cancer on April 29, 2012, aged 54, at his home in Hidden Hills, California. His interment was at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.