Ben Mowat, Composer for theatre, dance, circus, film and television

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I am a freelance Composer for theatre, dance, circus, film and television. I have interests in many areas of music and write within the genre that a given project requires. Some of my favorite styles to write in include folky violin music, experimental electronic, vocal music, orchestral music, string quartet. However I don’t like to put my creative abilities into a box and love to explore new territory. I will be able to write, produce and perform the music that your project requires. Please see more in the More About section.

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Ben Mowat, Composer for theatre, dance, circus, film and television

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My fascination in sound started at an early age. Apparently at the age of 3, I used to go around the house repeating “strange noises” and imitated sounds I’d heard such as my dad’s car engine changing gears. My creative journey has brought me to a wide diversity of artistic and musical experiences and also been the foundation of many wonderful friendships and creative collaborations. Having played the violin since the age of 7 and taken a degree in Popular and World Music (Leeds University, 2006), I have recently gained a Distinction in the MA in Composition for Film & TV at Bristol University. I founded and directed my band The String Project from 2011 to 2017 composing most of the music and collaborating with musicians and vocalists, producing live shows, a string quartet album and an EP. Since finishing my MA in October 2018, I have been in the process of launching my freelance career as a composer. So far this year, I have composed for a circus performance at Circamedia, wildlife documentaries (one of which was broadcast on BBC 2 in an episode of Springwatch), animation for children, short films and adverts. I am currently working on a stock music album for Radio France International. I love nothing more than an exciting brief and to help bring a narrative, impressionistic vision or emotion to life through composition, sound design, orchestration and performance.   Please visit my website to see and hear more !      

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