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Pook, Jocelyn, (Mrs Dragan Aleksic) free

Born Birmingham 14 Feb. 1960; d of Mary and Wilfred Pook; m 2003, Dragan Aleksic; one d

musician and composer


King Edward VI Upper Sch., Bury St Edmunds; Guildhall Sch. of Music and Drama (viola and piano 1983). AGSM 1982


Performer (viola) with The Communards, 1985–89; string arrangements and collaborations with artists incl. Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, PJ Harvey, Mark Knopfler and Laurie Anderson. Composer of film scores: Eyes Wide Shut, 1999 (ASCAP Award, Chicago Film Award, 2000); L’Emploi du Temps, 2001; Gangs of New York, 2002; Wild Side, 2004; Merchant of Venice, 2005; Heidi, 2006; Caotica Ana, 2007; Brick Lane, 2008 (ASCAP Award); Room in Rome, 2010; Augustine, 2014; opera: Ingerland for Royal Opera Hse Linbury Studio, 2010; theatre scores: Speaking in Tunes, UK tour, incl. ICA and Tron Th., Glasgow, 2003–04 (British Composer Award (multi-media), BASCA, 2003); St Joan, NT, 2007 (Olivier Award for Best Music and Sound Design, 2008); King Charles III, Wyndhams and Music Box, NY, 2014–16 (BAFTA Award for Best Original Music, 2018); Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe Th., 2016; commissions include: Mobile for BBC Proms/Kings Singers in collaboration with Andrew Motion, Royal Albert Hall, 2002; Hearing Voices for BBC Concert Orchestra, 2012; iTMOi for Sadlers Wells/Akram Khan Co., 2013; Anxiety Fanfare for Mental Health Foundn, 2014 (New Music Biennial Composer, PRS Foundn, 2017); Drawing Life, Jewish Music Inst., 2014; dance scores: STRANGE FISH, DV8 Physical Th., 1992 (Prix Italia for Music & Arts, 1994); DESH, Akram Khan Co., worldwide tour incl. Sadlers Wells, 2011–14 (British Composer Award (stage works), BASCA, 2012); DUST, 2014 (Lest We Forget) and M-DAO, 2016 (She Said), for English Nat. Ballet. Albums: Deluge, 1998; Flood, 2000; Untold Things 2001, 2013


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