Primary Affiliation: Ecco VR - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Co-founder of VR/AR sound & music company ECCO VR, Joel Douek is an award winning composer and sound designer whose work has brought many top Virtual Reality experiences to life, as well as numerous BAFTA and EMMY-winning productions.
Born in London, England, Douek draws heavily on his background in music and neuroscience to guide & innovate the use of sound to bring meaning, realism and emotion to the world of VR. His VR work has featured in experiences for major Hollywood studios, documentarian Ken Burns, NBC, JauntVR, Littlstar, Hulu, VR Playhouse, Lytro, Specular Theory, SilVR Thread, Studio Transcendent, Applied VR, YouTube360, Conservation International, and many others. Notable projects include creating music and sound for VR apps aimed at managing pain and anxiety in hospital environments.
His past music projects include IMAX features such as 'Flying Monsters 3D' and the Everest adventure: 'The Wildest Dream' (feat. Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes), dark thrillers such as the ‘Manhattan Night’ (feat. Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski), “The Tall Man” (feat. Jessica Biel) and over 80 documentaries, including the last nine landmark productions by British naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Douek also scored iconic TV animations such as 'YU-GI-OH!', 'Sonic X', ‘F-Zero', ‘Shaman King’ and 'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (2003 Edition).
Douek has published on topics such as Music and Emotion in the Journal Frontiers in Neuroscience, and on the role of sound in VR. Based in Los Angeles, Douek is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), and serves as Chairman of its Advocacy & Education Committee.
More Info: http://www.eccovr.com
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