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March 02, 2020

Devs streams on FX on Hulu in the USA from March 5th

The score for Devs is a collaboration between Ben and The Insects. Episode 1 also features work by Ben and Geoff Barrow, with Geoff providing additional music throughout the rest of the series.

“Devs expands on themes from Garland’s recent sci-fi movies, with key roles for some recurring collaborators: Sonoya Mizuno, cinematographer Rob Hardy, production designer Mark Digby, and composers Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (who share their Devs credit with The Insects.) At this point, Barrow and Salisbury’s vibrant, occasionally nauseating music is as important to Garland’s brand as John Williams is to Star Wars, blasting us with a score that ranges from jazzy flourishes to choral hymns to ominous orchestral thrums.” The Daily Dot

“Overlaying all of this is a chilling, almost religious score from Ben Salisbury, The Insects and Geoff Barrow – harsh woodwinds and echoey chants that feel culled from around the world.” Slashfilm

January 02, 2020

Hanna season 2

Ben and Geoff Barrow have again put together a team of highly talented collaborators to score Hanna season 2 fro Amazon. This time round, working alongside Ben and Geoff are The Insects, Suvi Eeva Aakas and Yann McCulough.

February 02, 2019


Ben and Geoff Barrow have scored the Amazon series ‘Hanna’ staring  Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos,  and Joel Kinnaman

For this series, Ben and Geoff put together a team of composers to work alongside, including The Insects, Simon Ashdown and Yann McCullough, and the score is available on all major platforms and at Invada records.

October 02, 2019

Make Up

Ben has scored Claire Oakley’s debut feature film ‘Make Up’.

When Ruth moves in with her boyfriend on a remote holiday park, tensions rise as she makes an unsettling discovery that lures her into a spiral of obsession. Make Up stars Bafta-winner Molly Windsor (Three Girls, Traces, Cheat) alongside Joseph Quinn (Les Miserables, Howard’s End) and Stefanie Martini (Prime Suspect, 1973).

 “Make Up is a mesmerising and original coming-of-age story that will leave you lost in its embrace long after the credits have rolled.” Sight and Sound

September 02, 2018


Ben and Geoff Barrow have teamed up with The Insects to score Alex Garland’s 8 part thriller series for FX.

August 02, 2019


Julius Onha’s “Luce” has been released in The USA to great critical acclaim. Ben and Geoff Barrow’s score is available on Invada records.

April 13, 2018

Ben and Geoff Barrow interviewed for Edith Bowman’s Soundtracking

The interviews were held at Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, where director Alex Garland and his composers Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury came together for a Q&A following an exclusive screening of Annihilation.

Before Alex joined everyone on stage, Edith caught up with Geoff and Ben in the bar to discuss their other work, specifically on Ex Machina and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire.


Listen to Episode 85 here:


November 09, 2017

Ben and Geoff Barrow scoring ‘Luce’

Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. are starring in the drama “Luce,”with Julius Onah directing. Harrison portrays an African teenager and former child soldier living in a suburb with Watts and Roth playing his parents. Spencer plays a teacher who becomes aware of his views on political violence.

February 13, 2018

Annihilation released in the USA

Annihilation is been released to widespread critical acclaim, with many reviews particularly highlighting the score:

“This is a serious, considered film. Though loaded with aesthetic splendor—matching the gorgeous photography is Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury’s transfixing score—little in the film feels like an empty flourish.”-Vanity Fair


“Atmospheric sound design and an insidiously effective score”-Guardian


“The rumbling, churning electronic score by Ben Salisbury and Portishead’s Geoff Barrow finds a path directly to the viewer’s anxiety button and presses it incessantly.-Hollywood Reporter


More reviews here:

December 01, 2017

Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow have scored Banksy’s ‘Alternatively’

The Alternativity is a unique observational arts and documentary commission for BBC Two. This hour-long film sees creative visionary Danny Boyle travel to Bethlehem to capture a festive performance of the nativity play, conceived by graffiti artist Banksy and performed in the car park of his Walled Off hotel in Bethlehem.