Daniel Sonabend is a film and TV composer, music producer, and sound artist based in London. With a distinctive sound that blends contemporary orchestration, cinematic jazz harmony and innovative sound design techniques, his music can be heard in a wide range of works, spanning across film, TV, documentaries, branded content and installation art.

Daniel’s recent credits include scoring the Netflix Original feature film Le Masque, writing additional music for season 2 of The Louis Theroux Interviews (BBC2) and Earthsounds (Apple TV+, narrated by Tim Hiddleston), and providing musical sound design for Ridley Scott’s epic Napoleon (starring Joaquin Phoenix), the Disney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi and Marvel Studios’ mini-series Loki. Other recent works include scoring the award-winning documentary feature film Piano to Zanskar (alongside Werner Herzog’s composer Ernst Reijseger) and providing additional arrangements for the BAFTA-nominated score of BBC’s mini-series House of Maxwell.

As an additional music composer, sound designer and orchestrator, Daniel has worked with acclaimed composers such as Martin Phipps, Natalie Holt, Andrew Phillips, Nainita Desai and Patrick Jonsson on numerous film and TV projects, such as Journey’s End (Based on the R. C. Sherriff play), Infidel (starring Jim Caviezel), Gun No. 6 (2019 BAFTA winner for Best Single Documentary), Wildcat (2023 Emmy nominated score, Amazon Studios), Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (Amazon Studios), BBC1’s primetime TV drama Press and many more. In addition to his long-form work, Daniel has composed music for a variety short films, as well as brand campaigns for high-end clients such as Cartier, Bimba y Lola, Canon, the NBA, Royal Caribbean and Philips, and contributed a string arrangement to the 2017 John Lewis Christmas advert, recorded by Elbow and directed by Michel Gondry.

As a multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed sound designer, Daniel often performs on his own music, and is notable for his collaborations in which he creates cutting-edge music and film scores. After an early career as a sought after bassist and arranger, he studied composition at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the University of Westminster under acclaimed composers and avant-garde artists such as Shirley Thompson OBE, Steve Beresford and Aviya Kopelman, as well as Hollywood composition and orchestration masters Conrad Pope and Christopher Young at film music workshops.

Alongside his film and TV work, Daniel has composed music for award-winning art installations, with works presented at the Museum of the Future in Dubai, Palais de Tokyo and the Grand Museum of Perfume in Paris, The Royal Academy of Arts in London, The Louvre in Abu Dhabi and The Macallan distillery in Scotland to name a few. Daniel also produces music and collaborates with various music artists, including Eliza Shaddad with whom he created the electronic-jazz Arab/Jewish music collective Sandscape, with their debut LP ‘Phenomenology’ set to be released in late 2024.

Daniel is currently scoring a BBC documentary series and co-composing music for a Disney / BBC Studios co-production.