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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: https://audioboom.com/posts/6804339-episode-85-alex-garland-geoff-barrow-ben-salisbury-contains-spoilers

 

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: http://www.bensalisbury.co.uk/biography/press/

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.

October 04, 2017

Annihilation

Ben and Geoff Barrow have scored Alex Garland’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Annihilation’ for Paramount Pictures. The film stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez and Tessa Thompson and is due for release in February 2018. Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufaDurSCKOk

March 30, 2017

Free Fire opens in the UK

Ben Wheatley’s critically acclaimed Free Fire opens in UK cinemas on March 31st. The film stars Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy and Sharlt Copely, and has been hailed as ‘seriously cool, stuffed with great dialogue and riddled with bullets’ (Empire) The soundtrack by Ben and Geoff Barrow will also be available to download digitally from this date, with vinyl and CD release to follow soon.

August 15, 2016

Black Mirror: Men Against Fire

Ben and Geoff Barrow have scored ‘Men Against Fire’  – the 5th episode of Charlie Brooker’s acclaimed sci-fi series ‘Black Mirror’. The full series is streaming now on Netflix.

May 19, 2016

Ex Machina score wins Ivor Novello Award

Ben and Geoff Barrow have won Best Original Film Score at this years Ivor Novello awards. Thank you to BASCA the PRS and our fellow composers who voted for us.

March 25, 2016

Ex Machina score nominated for ASCAP award

Ben and Geoff Barrow’s score for Ex Machina was one of 5 nominees for 2015 Film Score of the Year at last nights ASCAP Composers Choice Awards. Many thanks to the composers and ASCAP members who voted for us, and congratulations to Ennio Morricone on his well deserved win.

March 15, 2016

Free Fire score completed

Ben and Geoff Barrow have completed their score for Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire, staring Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sharto Copley and Oscar winner Brie Larson. The film is executively produced by Martin Scorsese and is due for release in the Autumn.