About Ben WatkinsComposer | Juno Reactor | UK
Composer, producer, musician and performer Ben Watkins is an essential innovator of modern electronic music and a pioneer of Trance. Over the course of nearly 30 years, Watkins has created a unique driving fusion of electronica, orchestral and global music executed on an epic & symphonic scale.
As well as releasing a string of influential albums as Juno Reactor, Watkins’ tracks have been placed in numerous high profile feature films, television programmes and computer games and Ben Watkins composed large sections of the original score for the films ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ and ‘The Matrix Revolutions’, as well as composing the entire orchestral score for Japanese anime feature film ‘Brave Story’.
Juno Reactor’s stunning live performances are global, Burning Man (USA), Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (Denmark), Fuji Rock (Japan), The Glade (UK), Boom (Portugal), Ozora (Hungary), Summer Sonic (Japan) BoomTown Fair (UK), and many more.
|1986||Ferris Bueller’s Day Off||movie||writer: “Beat City”|
|1995||Mortal Kombat||movie||writer: “Control (Juno Reactor Instrumental)|
|1995||Virtuosity||movie||writer: “Samurai”, “Fallen Angel”|
|1997||Mortal Kombat: Annihilation||movie||writer: “Conga Fury”|
|1997||Beowulf||movie||writer: “God Is God”|
|1999||Jet Moto 3||video game||writer: “Badimo”, “Hulelam”, “Pistolero”|
|2001||Mad Dash Racing||video game||writer: “Nitrogen Part II”|
|2003||The Animatrix||animated movie||writer: “Conga Fury”, “Masters of the Universe”|
|2003||The Matrix Reloaded||movie||arranger: “Mona Lisa Overdrive” / writer: “Komit”, “Teahouse”, “Burly Brawl”, “Mona Lisa Overdrive”|
|2003||Once Upon a Time in Mexico||movie||writer: “Pistolero”|
|2003||The Matrix Revolutions||movie||writer: “The Trainman Cometh”, “Tetsujin”, “Navras”|
|2008||Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa||video game||writer: “Hula Lam”|
|2006||Brave Story||animated movie||composer|
|2005||The Matrix: Path of Neo||video game||co-composer|
|2010||Bunraku||movie||writer: “Putting on the Blitz”|