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.
Additional music and videos are available upon request.
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.
Chains – a cappella (Nick Jonas cover)
An original arrangement for University of Chicago’s Run for Cover, from their album Dawn (available on iTunes and Spotify).
La Lune – a cappella (Madeon cover)
Joseph wrote an original dubstep bridge, and co-arranged this song with Tyler Walker for Run for Cover. It is featured on the compilation album Voices Only 2019 Vol. 2 (released in November).
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.
Down in Flames – Epic, Action
The climactic ending to the film Flux Action (in post-production).
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.