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Joseph Neidorf

Film Composer


About Joseph

Joseph studied composition at the University of Chicago, and film scoring at UCLA, where he interned at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions and won the BMI / Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship. The first film he scored (James Austen’s Alleyway) was featured in the Collected Voices Film Festival. In addition to composing, Joseph has directed the a cappella group Run for Cover and spent three winters as a ski instructor in Telluride, Colorado. 

Joseph's Music

Additional music and videos are available upon request.

Gunslinger – Western

Diamond Ceiling – Sci-Fi, Main Title

Written to the opening of Elysium, depicting war-torn Earth and an elegant orbiting colony (for those who can afford it). The cue begins under the TriStar logo; first shot at 0:35; into space at 1:13; title at 1:53. Recorded at EastWest Studios.

Chainsa cappella (Nick Jonas cover)

“EXCELLENT.” “…great phrase dynamics and internal vowel dynamics.”
–RARB review
An original arrangement for University of Chicago’s Run for Cover, from their album Dawn (available on iTunes and Spotify).

La Lunea cappella (Madeon cover)

“…freaking incredible. I let out an audible gasp at the transition [to dubstep]…”
–RARB review
Joseph wrote the original dubstep bridge, and co-arranged this song with Tyler Walker for Run for Cover‘s album Dawn. It was honored with a selection to the international compilation album Voices Only 2019 Vol. 2 .

Walking Dread – Suspense 

A soundtrack selection from the upcoming film Flux Action.

The Parting Glass – Choral 

An original arrangement for University of Chicago’s CMAC. Performed by The Strangers Emerging Artist Ensemble (Josh Pritchett, artistic director; Will Myers, conductor). Recorded by Matt Peckham of Atlas Arts.

Joseph understands that what gives music ‘life’ is nothing musical at all. His scores do not accompany a story, they come from the story. Joseph is adept at using any musical style to communicate a precise balance and progression of emotions, and works closely with filmmakers to ensure that the music augments the viewers’ immersion in the existing artistry.

Purple Conducting with background



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Striped Conducting with background