Ben Zarai’s New Blues EP

by admin on October 10, 2014

Ben Zarai’s new blues EP, Out of the Swamp, features six instrumental songs. The tracks range from the high-energy shuffle of Swampland Express, to the moody and contemplative Backwater Blues, to the Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin-inspired Starlit Everglade.

Each song’s unique character shows a different side of wetlands blues.

Check it out below, or log on to Ben’s sites:

www.benzarai.com

www.reverbnation.com/benzarai

www.facebook.com/benzaraimusic

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Soundtrack to Bullet Now Available

by admin on October 10, 2014

Ben Zarai’s high-energy score for the action thriller, Bullet, can now be streamed online at www.benzarai.com, under Film Scores.

The producers of the film presented Ben with a unique challenge for the music: take inspiration from the Denzel Washington film, Man on Fire, and add an old-west gunslinger twist.

The result? A post-modern hybrid of electronic, rock, and orchestra, ranging from high-octane action to sweeping emotional melodies. It’s all tied together with a 1960s guitar that evokes spaghetti westerns and James Bond-style adventure themes.

Check out the main theme below, and log on to www.benzarai.com to hear the rest!

 

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Lionsgate has Released Armed Response

October 10, 2014

Armed Response, formerly known as In Security, is now available on DVD (plus digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand. The film can be found at Walmart, Amazon, Redbox, and VOD. Written and Directed by Adam Beamer and Evan Beamer, the film is an ingenious comedy about two guys trying (and failing) to sell security [...]

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“Mindless Behavior” Movie has Solid Opening Weekend

March 18, 2013

A concert film I mixed called “Mindless Behavior: All Around the World” opened in 117 theaters this weekend and kicked some serious assembly.  I had the opportunity to finish out the mix in the Alfred Hitchcock Theater at Universal Studios, which was a blast (that dot is me at the console): From deadline.com: “AwesomenessTV partnered [...]

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“Some Guy Who Kills People” in Top Ten of 2012 Horror Films

December 29, 2012

A film I scored called “Some Guy Who Kills People” has made the list of top ten horror films of 2012 on letterboxd.com! Check it out at www.http://letterboxd.com/crew/list/2012-highest-rated-horror-films/ I was drawn to this project because it’s so much more than a horror film. It’s rare to see any film, especially an indie, with the qualities [...]

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MP3 – Free MP3 – A Present for the Holidays

November 25, 2012

Movies. TV. Music. What a blessing it is to have a career in these industries, and to get to work with talented creative professionals. Thanksgiving gives us a moment to reflect on the good things we have, and I’m very thankful for the work I’ve been fortunate to do over the last 17 years, and [...]

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We Get Our Hands Dirty Around Here

November 4, 2012

This has nothing to do with music, film scoring, the entertainment industry, or anything like that. But after what happened today, I have to share. My wife Samone, an accomplished marathon runner, participated in the Dirty Girl Mud Run & Obstacle Course in Ventura County, California this morning. As you can see from the photo [...]

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“Over Troubled Waters” Shines at Artivist Film Festival

November 3, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA – “Over Troubled Waters” premiered at the world-renowned Artivist Film Festival last night at the Barnsdall Theater in Hollywood. Artivist is the only film festival officially accepted into the United Nations Department of Public Information. Narrated by Ed Begley, Jr., the film was well-received, and the filmmakers’ panel that followed fielded many questions [...]

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New Song for the “Double Negative” Soundtrack

November 2, 2012

I just finished a new song for the short film I’m scoring for Nnamdi Asomugha, “Double Negative.” The song is called “Hold On,” and it’s an RnB tune. Check it out HERE (http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/15032352). Thanks for listening! Ben

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Ben at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference

October 28, 2012

This week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Film & TV Music Conference hosted by Billboard and Hollywood Reporter magazines. The conference consisted of two days of seminars and discussion panels featuring top industry professionals, from film composers and artists to music supervisors, to studio execs. There was an incredible amount of information [...]

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