Art 101: My Life As An Artist


Composer Joel Goodman On PBS' "Makers"

Joel Goodman is an Emmy-winning composer who has written music for more than 100 films. His work has appeared at every major film festival in the world and collaborated with an impressive array of distinguished directors and producers including Wong Kar-wei, Kevin Spacey, and Albert Maysles.

He wrote an article for the March 2013 issue of Be Inkandecscent magazine’s “Women in Power” issue about one of his latest scores for the PBS special, Makers: Women Who Make America.

The documentary tells the story of the women’s movement through personal accounts of the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century, and is part of a historic video initiative from AOL and PBS.

It made its debut on Tuesday, Feb. 26 on PBS, and showcases hundreds of compelling stories from such notable women as Oprah Winfrey, Erin Brokovitch, Alice Walker, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Rita Moreno, Rita Mae Brown, and more.

In this podcast interview we discuss:

  • Joel’s career, and how he broke into the music business.
  • What it was like to compose the music for award-winning films such as “Being Elmo.”
  • What it was like to work on the “Makers” project.
  • If someone wants to get into the music composing business, what are good first steps?
  • And what’s next for this high profile composer.

Download the podcast with Joel, at right.

  • Click here to read our article on Joel’s entrepreneurial venture, MusicBox.

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