Joel Douek

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, Lionsgate, NBC, JauntVR, Littlstar, CBS, Hulu, VR Playhouse, Within, Lytro, Specular Theory, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Facebook360, Universal Music, YouTube360, Conservation International, and many others. Notable projects include the volumetric VR “Hallelujah” tribute to Leonard Cohen recently released by Within, as well as VR tools for pain relief & stroke rehabilitation.

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.