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Ben Mowat

Born in Oxford in the UK in 1984, Ben Mowat took violin lessons from the age of 7 and started composing music at 15. By the age of 18, he had produced his first album which enabled him to secure a place at the University of Leeds where he graduated with a BA in Popular and World Music in 2006. In 2018 he completed his MA in Composition for Film and Television from the University of Bristol achieving a distinction.

Ben brings a passion for rhythmic syncopation, succulent harmonies and the layering of contrasting textures to his compositions. When composing for screen, he is capable of diving both into a more electronic or orchestral sound-worlds. Often inspired his love for strings, he has developed his own flavor of orchestral music and is also not afraid to write boldly for brass, percussion, woodwind or choir.

Ben Mowat has a diverse back catalogue of work. For screen he has composed music for natural history and humanitarian documentaries, short films, animation, and for the media. He has also written and produced music for the performing arts such as circus (MIMA Festival at Mirepoix and Circomedia, Bristol) and contemporary dance (Pegasus Theater, Oxford).

From 2010 to 2017, Ben directed his group The String Project, with whom he produced concerts in Oxford, London, Bristol and Grenoble and created numerous compositions and recordings and worked with dancers, visual artists and filmmakers.

Ben is also a trained sound engineer, with advanced skills and knowledge of recording and post-production. He sometimes works as a sound recordist and sound designer on film production.

Ben lived in Marseille and Montpellier from 2008 to 2010 and is a regular visitor to France. French is his second language in which he is self-taught and speaks fluently.


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