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Veteran

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Film audio

Other skills

Juno Reactor since 1990, full stage show, band and DJ work, video game

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• The Wachowskis on The Matrix 2 and 3

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About Ben Watkins

Composer | 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.

Credits

Year Project name Client Role
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”
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