Acclaimed by The Hollywood Reporter as an "Indie Composer to Watch," Joel Goodman is a multi-talented, award-winning composer. He has scored over 100 films and television shows for an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers, including Wong Kar-wei, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, Barak Goodman, Kevin Spacey, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Andrew Jarecki, Mark Zwonitzer, Marshall Curry, Oren Jacoby and Michael Epstein. Of these films 4 have received Oscar nominations and dozens of Emmy Awards.
A native New Yorker, Goodman's musical background started at the famed High School of Music and Art. Having spent many years as a studio musician/performer, and working with legendary musicians (including Cab Calloway and Ralph Towner), he transitioned into focusing his musical acumen on scoring.
Goodman recently scored "Canvas," starring Oscar winning actress Marcia Gay Harden & Joe Pantoliano, "Constantine's Sword" (First Run Features), "Hear & Now" (HBO), "Walt Whitman" (PBS - American Experience) and the multi award winning film "The Cats of Mirikitani." His original composition credits include work on Oscar and Emmy Award winning films, including "Sister Rose's Passion" (2005 Academy Award Nomination); "The Collector of Bedford Street" (2004 Academy Award Nomination) and "Children Underground" (2002 Academy Award Nomination) for such producers as HBO, Disney, GreenStreet Films, Good Machine, Anonymous Content, TriggerStreet Films, Double A Films, Maysles Films, PBS, Hybrid Films, Working Pictures and Cypress Films. Goodman also scored the 2011 documentary "Being Elmo."
Goodman's original music for television has included "The Staircase" (ABC); "Brooklyn North Homicide" (Court TV); "Seabiscuit" (American Experience/PBS); and "Robert Capa: In Love and War" (American Masters/PBS); as well as Emmy Award winning shows "Born Rich" (HBO) and "Reporting America At War" (PBS). His new Main Theme for the top rated PBS series American Experience premiered in January 2011.
Also an active record producer, Goodman's producing credits include releases for Chuck Mangione, Livingston Taylor and Carla Lother, as well as albums released by New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA,) The Whitney Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Center, among many others. For more information, please visit www.joelgoodman.com