Ben Mowat

Bands

  • Band Role
  • The String Project Band leader, violinist, beatboxer, singer, looper

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020Ben fits well into a team, stays professional throughout and is extremely conscientious
Martyn Chalk
chalkstar.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020 - 2021Composer & music producer
Music Composing
Documentaires Animaliers / Wildlife DocumentaryRadio France International Instrumentals (media Music Library)
Radio France International, Paris
2020Sound mixer
Audio Mixer
Lie Low
Hope Moon
Chris Hyde and Hope Moon
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
2019 - 2020Sound Recordist and Sound Designer
Sound Design
Feature Film
Currently confidentail
Currently confidentail
Wales, Oxford, Liverpool
2019 - 2020Composer & music producer
Composing / Arranging
Rojava: A Call to Arms, Part 2
Ricky Moyse
Independent Documentary
2019Composer & music producer
Composing / Arranging
Light Detection Advert - Wave Go
Martyn Chalk
Chalkstar Films
Oxford
2019Composer & music producer
Composing / Arranging
Respite
Vanessa Heron
Vanessa Heron
2019Composer & music producer
Composing / Arranging
Leaving My Trace, Circus production
Rachel Baird
Circomedia
Circomedia
2019Composer & music producer
Composing / Arranging
BBC Springwatch
Billy Clapham
BBC
2018 - 2019Composer & Music producer
Music Composing
Rose
Directed by Edwin Miles
Independent
2018Music composer & producer
Music Composing
Keeper of the Call
Billy Clapham
Keeper of the Call
2018Music co-composer
Music Composing
Della Golding Thomlinson
Della Thomlinson
Film Maker
2018Sound Designer & Music Composer
Sound Design
Ghosts in Films
George Leith
Short Horror Film
2018Composed music (2nd half of film)
Music Composing
Rojava: A Call to Arms,
Ricky Moyse
Documnetary
2009 - 2015Music composer & producer
Music Composing
The Black Widow
Mark Graham
PenguinVideoUK
Oxford
2014Music Composer
Music Composing
Defenders of the Spirit Forest
Rod Harbinson
SpiritForest.org
Oxford
  • Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Studio Monitors, 8 input sound card, Various musical instruments, Violin, Professional microphones, Spitfire Libraries, Kontakt Komplete 12 Ultimate, Ableton Live, Logic Pro X
    I can operate:
    Zoom F8, Boom Mic, Zoom H6, Pro Tools

    About me

    Composer - Violinist - Musical Director - Teacher

    Ben Mowat finished his MA in Composition for Film & TV at Bristol University in October 2018 with Distinction, studying under renowned film composers & orchestrators Richard Blackford, William Goodchild, Martin Kiszko and Kelcey Swain.

    Ben has been playing, composing and producing music for most of his life. His passion for the subject is infectious and he enjoys working with others. Above all he love making and sharing music. He is a confident ensemble leader and an eclectic and skilled composer with experience as a conductor and musical director as well as orchestral playing, choral singing and playing in bands. He is also a keen improvisor and a trained orchestrator and score creator as well as live sound engineer and studio producer with advanced skills and knowledge of music technology. The MA program at Bristol has comprehensively built upon his skill set and given Ben yet more composing experience in the film and media field. Ben enjoys working with a diversity of musicians and genres as well as artists from other disciplines.

    With a deep passion for the richness and diversity of culture and the arts, I have an interest in all forms of music and sonic arts. I have my areas of specialism for sure, such as violin based music of all kinds including British folk music as well as chamber and orchestral music often with prominent use of strings, music for choir, experimental electronic etc, so if you're looking for one of those then great! But don't be phased if you don't hear the exact thing you are searching for straight away, remember that I am a specialist in sound, with an imaginative ear. For example I love to get involved in sound design, or a genre that I have not yet explored, and especially interesting fusions and crossovers. I am also a specialist in music research and stylistic learning - I have 2 degrees in music - so challenge me and tell me what you want! Or if you're not sure yet, then let me know what you're thinking about, and we can come up with ideas, I can be your music researcher, and can work in the style most appropriate to the project. I'm happy to add a little original flare in to give it a unique twist, but that's purely optional! I look forward to receiving your call!

    Additional Skills

    Composer, arranger, score editor, music production, midi programming and orchestral mock-ups, orchestration, sound engineer, violinist & loop pedal artist, live electronica, conducting, band leading, assisting, crewing,

    Additional Information

    Key Experience

    Project management, programming of live concerts and gigs, recording projects, professional and community events.

    Organising and directing ensembles and bands for performances and recordings.

    Working with choirs, bespoke choral composition, arrangements and scoring.

    Diverse composition back catalogue including fusion, pop/funk/reggae/classical, vocal/choral, orchestral, string quartet, electronic etc.

    Composing for film & media including short films, natural history documentaries, animation, adverts and video games.

    Performance on violin, various genres including reggae, celtic, gypsy folk, tango, jazz, classical, improvisation & loop-pedal.

    Considerable experience teaching musical instruments and work in education.

  • Skills

    Musical Skills
    • Viola
    • Violin
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • French
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Organisations
    • BASCA
    • ISM
    Primary Instrument
    • Violin
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Interested in
    • Composing/Arranging
    • Festival
    • Film
    • Live Performance
    • Music Direction
    • Music Library
    • Music Video
    • Orchestra
    • Production / Engineering
    • Recording Group
    • Session Musician
    • Tour (International)