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Ben Salisbury

Ben Salisbury (born 1970) is a British composer, particularly known for his work in film and television. He has also worked as a co-writer, arranger and musician with a number of bands. He studied music at Newcastle University and Bournemouth University.[1]

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CareerEdit

Notable television credits include the BAFTA nominated David Attenborough series The Life of Mammals [2] and Life in the Undergrowth,[3] and the BAFTA-winning series Life in Cold Blood.[4] He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his score for the Wildlife on One film Operation Dung Beetle [5]

Salisbury appears as co-writer, string arranger and musician on the Malachai album "Return To The Ugly Side" [6] and The Beekeepers album "Apiculture".[7] He also co-wrote the album "Drokk: Music Inspired By Mega City One" with Portishead's Geoff Barrow,[8] and writes and records as one half of the duo Dolman with Scott Hendy.[9] Dolman released their eponymous debut album on Inflection Point records in June 2014.[10]

In 2012 Salisbury composed the score for the documentary feature film Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream directed by Beyoncé - a behind the scenes look at the singer's life and music.[11]

Together with Geoff Barrow, he scored the feature film Ex Machina, Alex Garland’s directorial debut, released in the UK in January 2015.[12] Salisbury and Barrow won the 2016 Ivor Novello award for Best Original Score for Ex Machina.[13] The two teamed up again to score Garland's Annihilation (2018).[14]

CreditsEdit

2015: Ex Machina

Alex Garland

With Geoff Barrow, First collaboration.

Album label at Back Lot Music

2016: Men Against Fire

With Geoff Barrow

Album Label at Lakeshore Records.

2017: Free Fire

Ben Wheatley

With Geoff Barrow

Album Label at Lakeshore Records.

2018: Annihilation

Alex Garland

With Geoff Barrow, Second collaboration with director Alex Garland

Album label at Lakeshore Records.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-20. Retrieved 2015-01-20.
  2. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2003/television/huw-wheldon-award-for-factual-series-or-strand
  3. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2006/television/huw-wheldon-award-for-specialist-factual
  4. ^ http://awards.bafta.org/award/2009/television/specialist-factual
  5. ^ http://www.emmyonline.org/news/archive/nominations/news_23rd_nominees.pdf.
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/return-to-the-ugly-side-mw0002095267/credits
  7. ^ http://jalapeno.greedbag.com/buy/apiculture-0/
  8. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/g6j9
  9. ^ http://www.thisisdolman.com/#!about/c2414
  10. ^ http://www.thisisdolman.com/#!album/c22in
  11. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1367927/
  12. ^ http://filmmusicreporter.com/2014/07/03/ben-salisbury-portisheads-geoff-barrow-scoring-alex-garlands-ex-machina/
  13. ^ https://crackmagazine.net/2018/02/ben-salisbury-geoff-barrow-release-annihilation-score/
  14. ^ https://crackmagazine.net/2018/02/ben-salisbury-geoff-barrow-release-annihilation-score/

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