Toronto native, Los Angeles resident Brook is coming off a remarkable stretch that has seen his score work for the acclaimed movie Into the Wild earn a Golden Globe nomination, coming on the heels of his distinctive scores for Al Gore’s Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and the complementary ecology-related documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? The soundscapes of his 2006 album RockPaperScissors, with contributions from Gasparyan, Blue Nile singer Paul Buchanan, singer and multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano and such global elements as the Bulgarian Studio Orchestra, built on Brook’s standing as one of the true innovators of rock, pop and world music for his playing, production and technological advances.
Inventor of the “infinite guitar,” which was adopted by U2 guitarist the Edge and featured on The Joshua Tree, Brook has been responsible for some of the most distinctive and influential music from many cultures, including the landmark Mustt Mustt, Night Song and Star Rise collaborations with the late Pakistani qawwali giant Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. In his own solo albums, including 1992’s Cobalt Blue, collaborations with artists ranging from Brian Eno to Indian mandolinist U. Srinivas, and film scores including Albino Alligator and contributions to Heat. He has produced albums for artists including Youssou N’Dour, the Pogues and many others. He’s carved out a singular spot in the musical landscape with what Time-Out New York fittingly called “magical realism for the ears.”
Recent film scores include Sugar, Morning, Road Movie, Arcadia Lost, The Greatest Journey, and Spoken Word.