Film & Media Composer
Masters in Composition for Film & TV
at Bristol University with a distincion.
composer, arranger, orchestrator, score editor, producer, midi programmer & electronics, sound engineer, violinist, fixer, gig tech and teacher.
"a diverse portfolio for a diverse world"
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 something like that then great but remember that I am a specialist in sound, with an imaginative ear, so if you don't hear what your looking for, let me make it for you! 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 work in the style most appropriate to your project. I'm happy to add a little original flare in to give it a unique twist, but that's purely optional! I'm looking forward to receiving your call!
Composer - Violinist - Musical Director - Teacher
Ben Mowat finished his MA in Composition for Film & TV at Bristol University in October 2018, studying under renowned film composer & 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 loves 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 (reggae, folk, rock, fusion etc). 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.
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.