JOEL SHEARER is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and sound artist. From Academy Award nominated film scores like 127 Hours to multiplatinum selling records like Alanis Morrisette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” Shearer has recorded, toured or collaborated with Dido, Annie Lennox, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Joe Cocker, Damien Rice, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan and Rhye, among others.

Working remotely around the globe or out of his studio in Los Angeles, Shearer’s approach to his craft is rooted in creating emotive moods and soundscapes through the manipulation of analog instrumentation. The exploration of sound and its effect on our emotional and physical states led Shearer to explore the connection of sound to light, working on a collaborative immersive light and sound experience called, Chromasonic. 

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In collaboration with installation and multimedia artist Johannes Girardoni and sound artist Orpheo McCord. Chromasonic’s immersive light and sound installation, Satellite One, is now open to the public in Venice, CA — tickets available here

Music composition for Future People: The Family of Donor 5114, now streaming on Discovery plus

Music composition for The Death of My Two Fatherswhich is featured at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

Latest album release Hours, streaming on Spotify

Score for Future People: The Family of Donor 5114, streaming on Spotify