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Ben Salisbury
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Emmy nominated composer, Ben Salisbury, is best known as one of the countries leading film and TV composers, with recent credits including the feature films ‘Ex Machina’ (co-composed with Geoff Barrow) and ‘Beyonce: Life is But a Dream’. He is also a member of the bands ‘Drokk’ (with Geoff Barrow) and ‘Dolman’ (with Scott Hendy).

Ben is particularly well known in the field of Natural History, where he has scored over 50 films – including the last 3 of David Attenborough’s ‘Life Of…’ series. He has also formed a critically acclaimed writing partnership with Porstishead’s Geoff Barrow. The pair have so far released the album DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega City One, described by The Quietus as ‘jaw dropping.. one of the heaviest and most intensely atmospheric records of the year’. The soundtrack album to Ex Machina has been described by Louder Than War as ‘sensational’, and there are further plans to continue a collaboration which, according to screenwriter/director/producer Alex Garland ‘sets an incredibly high bar of creative skill and integrity’.

A classically trained pianist since the age of five, his TV credits include the David Attenborough series The Life of Mammals, Life In The Undergrowth and the 2008 BAFTA winning series Life In The Cold Blood, followed by Nature’s Great Events, shown on BBC1 in February 2009. Sir David himself has described Ben’s score for episode 3 of The Life of Mammals as ‘one of the best scores there has been on any programme I have narrated.’ On 22nd of September 2009, as part of the celebrations for the re-opening of Bristol’s Colston Hall, Ben’s music for Nature’s Great Events, co-composed with Barnaby Taylor, was performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, introduced and compered by David Attenborou... ...Read more


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