Music for the Performing Arts
Previous projects and work portfolio
Ben Mowat has collaborated with contemporary dancers,
puppet theatre creators, story tellers and circus performers.
"I absolutely love collaborating with performing artists, whether creating pre-made music for a show or live music during a performance, I find the whole process incredibly exciting and rewarding. There are so many beautiful and creative ways to story tell and the personal relationships are often as important as the work itself."
November 2020: 'The Fall'
Acrobatics development piece with performers Rachel Baird, Laura Boy and videographer Simon Abel. This is a research test piece choreographed and filmed in just 3 hours whereas he music was created over a period of 3 weeks!
"The music was scored to picture and includes found sound recorded in the forest. I created percussion from sticks collected in the woods and created sample based instruments from the recordings of birdsong I had made during the first COVID lockdown. These can be heard as "bloopy" melodies in the music. All this electro-acoustic experimentation is mixed with synths and a string orchestra which I composed using Spitfire Audio's London Contemporary Orchestra virtual instruments."
2019: 15 minutes of music for Leaving My Trace, a show directed by Rachel Baird at Circomedia Bristol.
Photos from Leaving My Trace, a dance & acrobatics performance by Circus Director Rachel Baird, music by Ben Mowat. Performed in spring 2019
2017: Tango video with Malena
2015: Live violin with Christelle's Puppet show, Le Petit Gitain
2014, 2015, 2017: Music with Christal Ball (Christelle Guilet) in Mirepoix Puppet Theatre Festival.