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Composer - Violinist - Sound Mixer - Music Producer - Teacher

Recording Session with Ben Mowat - Photo

Ben Mowat finished his MA in Composition for Film & TV at Bristol University in October 2018, studying under renowned film composer & orchestrators Richard BlackfordWilliam 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.


Key Experience

  • Composing professional Library Music, most notably his recent album for Radio France Internationale Instrumentals.omposer

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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