Photos with Joseph LoDuca
BiographyDetroit, Michigan, USA
By the age of 15 (1973), Joseph LoDuca was opening for rock legends Bob Seger and Ted Nugent in smoky Detroit clubs and sneaking into Jeff Beck concerts. He was hooked. He went on to train formally in classical music at the University of Michigan and in New York City. He plugged into the jazz scene and submerged himself in cultures from around the world. Prior to his career as a movie composer, he performed through the United States and Europe as a jazz artist. Among his recordings is the Grammy-nominated "Nat Cole Songbook" with vocalist Mark Murphy in 1987. Read more... include 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations, and "Most Performed Underscore" recognitions from ASCAP for 4 consecutive years. He garnered a César Nomination; "Meilleure Musique Écrite Pour Un Film" (Best Music) for the French international movie Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001), as well as being lauded as "Horror Film Composer of the Year" for his score to Army of Darkness (1992). LoDuca created the soundtracks for the highest-rated syndicated TV Series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), and the critically acclaimed American Gothic (1995), as well as over 20 movie scores, and TV Series Leverage (2008) for TNT and Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010) for Starz!. His more recent work includes music for the British movie Patagonia (2010), which includes song collaborations with Duffy, Bryn Terfel and Angelo Badalamenti, and TV Series The Librarians (2014).