Malcolm Brooks

Malcolm Brooks, PhD, is a composer and documentary songwriter. His work can be heard on PBS, NOVA, and the History Channel. He has written music for films that have won a number of honors, including two Emmy nominations and a Peabody award. He has performed documentary songs in a range of venues, from the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley to Carnegie Hall in New York. He serves on the faculty at Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School and Sweet Tree Arts. He holds degrees from Columbia, Berkeley, and Prescott and lives in Rockport, Maine, with his wife Barbara.

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Film Scores

  • Alone, The History Channel, 2016
  • The Bomb, PBS, directed by Rushmore DeNooyer, 2015
  • Hardwater, directed by Ryan Brod & Daniel Sites, 2012. Official Selection: Maine International Film Festival 2012, Camden International Film Festival, River's Edge International Film Festival
  • Her Game, Moody Mountain Films, directed by Dana Rae Warren, 2012
  • The Rivals, Smithsonian, directed by Kirk Wolfinger & Rush DeNooyer, 2010, Silver Chris Award at the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, Best Picture at the Phoenix Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary at the LA Reel Film Fest, Audience Choice Award Best Feature Documentary at the Woods Hole Film Festival
  • A Block Island Rescue, Compass Light Productions, directed by David Conover, 2003
  • Fire Wars, PBS/NOVA and Lone Wolf Pictures, directed by Kirk Wolfinger, 2002, Cine Golden Eagle Award
  • A Centered Universe, Parachute Dream Productions, Kaylan Thornal, Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival 2002
  • West Point: The First 200 Years, PBS Oregon, directed by Jack McDonald 2002
  • Maestro, directed by Douglas Stradley and Daniel Stephenson, 2002
  • The Exchange, directed by Alison Laslett, 2001
  • Hitler’s Lost Sub, PBS/NOVA and Lone Wolf Pictures, directed by Kirk Wolfinger, 2000, IDA Distinguished Documentary Achievement.
  • Haunted, Varied Directions, Dana Rae Warren, 1996
  • Moon Shot, TBS, directed by Kirk Wolfinger, 1994, George F. Peabody Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Nominations - Editing and Outstanding Informational Special
  • A Portrait of Castro's Cuba, Turner Broadcasting, 1993, Cine Golden Eagle Award



Documentary Songs

Bay Chamber-Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project
Nora Willauer (The Push Farther Project)
Lady on the Radio
Cotton Polly
Will Foote (The Push Farther Project)
Chloë Isis
Alex Wilder (The Push Farther Project)
Tony Gagarin
Marieke Slovin