- Music Department
Joby Talbot began writing and performing in the early 90s, joining Neil Hannon in the UK pop phenomenon, The Divine Comedy. The successful partnership produced seven albums for The Divine Comedy, Ute Lemper's critical masterpiece, Punishing Kiss and a live collaboration with Michael Nyman, which was awarded the Edinburgh Festival's Critics Choice in 1997. Now highly in demand as a pop arranger, Talbot went on to work with artists such as Travis, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and producer Nigel Godrich. In 2000, Joby's score to the prime time comedy The League of Gentlemen won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Title Music and a series of high profile commissions followed from BBC television. In the same year The British Film Institute asked Talbot to compose a new score for Hitchcock's silent classic The Lodger, and the film together with the new score is performed regularly across Europe and in the States. As a classical composer, Talbot has worked with many of the major European orchestras and has been commissioned by the prestigious BBC Proms Festival. In 2004, Classic FM appointed Joby Talbot as the radio station's first ever 'Composer in Residence' and Sony/BMG released the resulting album 'Once Around the Sun'. Future projects include a full length ballet, a feature film for Working Title and an album collaboration with The White Stripes.
- Composer(original score by)
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