Jocelyn Pook  

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Jocelyn Pook (born 14 February 1960, Birmingham, England) is a British composer, pianist and viola player.



In 1983 she appeared in the ABC movie Mantrap as one of many string players for the album The Lexicon of Love. Most of her sessions were for Indie bands throughout the 1980s.

Pook frequently works with vocalist Melanie Pappenheim, whom she describes as her long-time musical collaborator, and who does the majority of vocal work on Pook's music.

Career highlights

Key works

  • Blow the Wind: Pie Jesu (1994; mezzo-soprano, string quartet, tape)
  • Portraits in Absentia (1999; answerphonemessage samples, orchestra)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999; film score)
  • Saints and Sinners (2000; Persian singer (Parvin Cox), chorus, ensemble)
  • L’emploi du temps (2001; film score)
  • Speaking in Tunes (2002; string quartet, tape)
  • The Merchant of Venice (2004; film score)

Selected recordings

  • Deluge - Venture CDVE 933
  • Flood - Virgin 7243-8-48150-2-8
  • Untold Things - Real World CDRW93

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