Ben Zebelman is an award winning composer, arranger, producer and music entrepreneur with over 20 years experience composing and recording music for every platform imaginable. His music can currently be heard in outlets worldwide including: The NYC Museum of Modern Art, The Bronx Zoo, HBO, TLC, Discovery Channel, Nat Geo, Travel Channel, CBS and many more.
Kol Nidre Variations, Suite: Noahs Ark and Song of Songs were composed in 1999, 2000, and 2001 respectively. The latter two albums were recorded at the famous Magic Shop Studio in NYC with Steve Rosenthal producing.
Ben created the musical mnemonic which launched G.E.’s “Imagination at work campaign” in the early 2000’s. 2010 saw Ben contributing the music to global Super Bowl commercials for Bud Light and Hyundai as well as scoring touching, moving films to help Yao Ming and Lang Lang tell their stories to help end illegal killing and poaching of Elephants and Rhino’s in Africa for the International animal aid group WildAid. 2015 included composing collaborations with Grammy Award winning artist Andres Levin as they scored the Lions Gate films "Spare Parts" & "Aztec Warrior".
Providing the unique musical score is Ben’s signature, and has earned his company, Octave Music, a continued relationship with Discovery channel contributing over 700 new compositions to the hit TV show “Moonshiners” which is now in its fifth season.
Ben is a musical chameleon who knows that the most powerful music is the music that sounds most like itself, more than anything else! Ben has won multiple awards in the music and entertainment business for his work including: Emmy, Telly, ADDY, Cannes Gold Lion, LIA, AICP and SESAC Honors.
Some of Ben’s most recent Credits and Projects:
Theme and Soundtrack Composer for Discovery Channel's "Moonshiners", one of the most watched reality television shows on cable, now in its fifth season.
Theme and Soundtrack Composer for Nat Geo’s new series “Live Free Or Die”, “Dirty Rotten Survival” and “Great Human Race”.
Co-composer for Lionsgate feature “Aztec Warrior” to be released January 2015 Co-composer for Lionsgate Feature “Spare Parts” to be released January 2015 Composer for all of WildAid’s Global Fundraising and Awareness efforts since 2010. Spokesperson for the campaign is Yao Ming and Lang Lang.
Composer for "The Cycle", winner of the HBO Short Film Competition
Scored the original trailer for The Documentary Group's massive project "10 X10, Girls Education".
Composed entrance music for WWE/WCW pro wrestler Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner Music currently airing on NFL on CBS and College Basketball on CBS productions. Composed music score to launch the 2014 Jaguar F-Type live event
Additional themes composed for TLC's "Make Room For Multiples", Travel Channel's "101 Tastiest Places To Chowdown", "Forbes Luxe 11", "25 Mind Blowing Escapes", "21 Sexiest Beaches", AMC's "Film Fakers", TLC’s “Masters of Reception”.
Commercial clients include: Court Grip, AIO Wireless, Wendy’s, Pepsi, G.E., TruGreen, Johnson & Johnson, Budweiser, WildAid, Heineken, Clairol, Revlon, PNC Bank, Hyundai, Lipitor, NovoNordisk Flexpen, Nasonex and many others.
Custom Music Library for TSN [Total Sports Network] in Canada.
Annual Film Scores for Toyota’s and Lexus’ International Brand awareness campaign.
3 full length classical-crossover albums composed: “Kol Nidre Variations”, “Suite: Noah’s Ark”, and “Song of Songs”