Joel Douek is an award winning composer and instrumentalist whose music has underscored many films and television productions, including in some of the most prestigious documentaries of the last few years – those of naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Born in London, England, Douek’s peripatetic life has led him through the continents and across disciplines as diverse as neuroscience and international politics, but always grounded in his love of music, and its ability to speak directly to the emotions. Drawing deeply from the orchestral complement and from his principal instruments – piano and percussion – Douek also brings a fascination with world music and electronica into many of his scores.
Douek’s work spans from big-screen IMAX features such as the BAFTA-winning film 'Flying Monsters 3D' and the Everest adventure: 'The Wildest Dream' (feat. Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes), dark thrillers such as the upcoming ‘Manhattan Nocturne’ (feat. Adrian Brody, Yvonne Strahovski), ‘The Tall Man’ (feat. Jessica Biel) to over 80 documentaries, including the multi-EMMY-winning BBC series 'First Life with Sir David Attenborough'. Earlier in his composing career he scored iconic animations such as 'YU-GI-OH!', 'Sonic X' and 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (2003 Edition).
Douek also owns and runs Virtual and Augmented Reality company, EccoVR, where he explores creating immersive sound and music for these new forms of media.