Daniel Pemberton is a composer best known for his work in television and film with over 500 credits to his name – including countless award winning dramas and documentaries such as Prey, Space Dive, Occupation, Dirk Gently, Upstairs Downstairs and Hiroshima. His music to the period supernatural film The Awakening (2011) caught the ear of Ridley Scott, who, having decided Pemberton had done his ’10,000 hours in the garage’ through countless years working in British television, advertising and videogames, hired him to score his latest feature The Counselor (2013). He collaborated again with Scott on the director’s first foray into television – The Vatican (2014).
Working across a wide range of musical mediums Pemberton has embraced everything from large scale orchestral works to innovative electronic sound design. Recent works have varied musically from full live salsa band (Film4 feature Cuban Fury) to incredibly minimal textural scores (the BAFTA winning Complicit). His music varies considerably from creating iconic sonic identities – such as the ‘pop pop pop’ ident for British TV comedy series Peep Show – to designing complex sound atmospheres for pieces such as the recent Artangel/Saskia Olde Woldbers installation Yes, These Eyes Have Windows. He has worked across countless mediums from videogames – his work on the iconic LittleBIGPlanet won him a BAFTA nomination – to fashion shows (Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Boudicca). Pemberton was also the co-founder of influential London fanzine Shoreditch Twat.
He is currently completing the score to Guy Ritchie’s big screen adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for Warner Bros.