Ben Park

last updated on 02/05/17

Involved in many musical styles. I write and produce with influences - taken from a classical / jazz/ funk background- consequently I have varied tastes and abilities to move into many spheres of sound and music , and will find the sound, the music, to fit the breif.

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Pictures

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Videos

The Changing Game - live on Sadlers Wells stage.- research.

Tracks

PhoenixfinalPRS
PopSaxFnk14

Employment History

Canterbury Tales -composed the music for the new BBC animated series of Chaucers tales , broadcast Christmas'98, & is to completed the trilogy in 2000.

This won; BAFTA ‘99; 4X EMMIE’s ‘99; OscarNomination'99
& the World Animation; BestProduction forTV Award2000. Dir. JohnMyerson

70 Hill Lane -Performs live in this production with Phelim McDermott & Improbable Theatre; touring Europe , Africa, and the US '96-'99

This won; Time Out Best Performance '97 for best off West End Show/MEPbest Fringe Show/
Cairo International Theatre Performnce'97/Best Off Broadway OBI award [Village Voice NYC]


Walker Dance&ParkMusicTour -20 date national tour with two new works; Moment to Moment . the Three
of Us / The Self/Silence of the Soul/Essence/5 2 10 -Int/National ‘02‘03’04’05’06.’07

Canduco Dance Company ‘Shadow’ septet - world tour , premier 2002.Live @QEH ‘03+‘Journey’-world tr ‘05-06
This won; MEP best touring production

Dust ‘The Odyssey’ theatrical piece performed by Steve Tiplady- Indefinite articles.

This won; Time Out Award for most Most innovative Theatre ‘01

Cream & Two Plains;-How to get Rid of Information- Bath-& Carefull - -Channel 4 /Arts Council 'Animate' commissions in'99-2005animated film s .

Quartz -Music for Traverse prod. of play byC.Czerkawska. feb’2000 Dir. Roxana Silbert

Reasons for Knocking -Conversations; & Duet for four -A dance trilogy choreographed by Fin Walker; winner of Jerwood Award’99]-’99 /2000

A Midsummer's Nights Dream -original music produced for the English Shakespeare Company Dir.Phelim McDermott&Julian Crouch.

This won 'Barclays Theatre Critics Award'97' for best touring production.

Cautionary Tales -commissions from the South Bank Centre for instrumental quartet; poetry by IanMacmillan and Sophie Hannah [premier11Oct'97].

Affiliations

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra- Premier Nov.‘08 commission to write for 12 part ensemble for dance groups.



Operagenesis Devolopment Performance - July 09 ‘07 Lunch time concert in the ROH Crush Room.



Arts Council Fellowship- -Month in China in association with BMDC and Sichuan National Opera’08



Royal Opera House Asociation -Oct’03-’09; Walker Dance Park Music - Associate Company to the ROH.



Oxford Playhouse -Artist in residence 2006--2013



Opera North - Composer in residence @ Opera North-’05-’06



LoveComplete --quartet & voices -poetry of WB Yeats.new Dance Opera ‘04 .Dir. Frascisco Negrin.



Silence of the Soul -WalkerDance&ParkMusic’03-’04- 7dancers &7musicians. Premier St.Petersburg Sept.



Me & You Duet -Counter tenor duet for Phoenix Dance- touring world-wide 2003-04- Feb’0306-



Careful This won -runner up @ British Animation Awards’06.



The Truth + Man&Woman -Thirty minute dance film for Ricochet . October’03- +60min touring ‘05/06

Industry Awards

Awards won for which Ben was responsible for composition and production of all the music-

BAFTA

Oscar Nomination

Best Off Broadway

4x Emmies

Best TV Production

2x Time Out Awards

2x Machester Evening Post awards

Cairo International THeatre festival Winners

Best Touring Production

Education

Early Associations:

a period of time as a junior at the Royal College of Music and having gained a degree in Zoology at UniversityCollege London, composer and musician, BEN PARK, began his varied musical career ;



Ben co-wrote with the band The Neighbourhood, (touring with The Christians, Simply Red)and co-produced their album , A Certain Attitude. He also sessioned in the80’swith the TKO Horns[of Dexy's Midnight Runners fame], and worked with them on albums for The Blue Ox Babes, Diesel Park West, Soul II Soul, That Petrol Emotion, Esposito, and The Escape Club[went to No.1 in the USA]. More recently he has worked with Lamb on a recent album;All in your hands.



He began scoring for film and television with the animator, Damian Gascoigne in 1990, and in 1992 composed and performed the score for Shaking The Heaven, a BBC2 documentaries series. In 1993 ,with Damian and the dancer/choreographer Fin Walker, Ben established the inter-disciplinary group ,Three's Company. & In 1996 Ben Park created his music production company PARK MUSIC.

Technical Equipment

I have a 48track hard disc recording scenario, mastering environment with adjoining recording instrumental room.

Other Skills / Additional Information

I have toured for many years, both as artistic director,road manager and band member- I drive- i ride a motorbike- I have great affinity to working with image and also with remixing.