BENJAMIN RIMMER
 

BIOGRAPHY

Benjamin Rimmer (b. 1993) is a composer based in London.

 

He recently composed the score for a new ballet, Sandmann, commissioned by Oper Graz and choreographed by Andreas Heise. Eveline Koberg of Tanz.at described Benjamin’s score as a “finely tuned network of thoughts and feelings that enhanced and supported the expression of the production; it is equally melodic and dreamily romantic as well as it is hard, alienating, and even frightening through soundscapes of unfamiliar tone sequences.” 

 

Other commissions include those from Classic FM and the Royal Philharmonic Society, Ballett Im Revier Gelsenkirchen with choreographer Bridget Breiner, and acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner.

In 2014 he was the youngest composer shortlisted for the Britten Sinfonia's OPUS 2015 award and, in 2015, was one of the ten winning composers of the Oticons International Film Music Competition.

 

In 2019 he was nominated for two Production Music Awards, under pseudonym Ben George.

 

His work of late has been performed by ensembles such as Voces8, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Elias Quartet, Jugendkonzertchor Der Chorakademie Dortmund, and many others.

 

His film music has also been performed live to picture at The Barbican's Silent Film & Live Music series and, in 2016, to a screening of Albert Lamorisse's Le Ballon Rouge at Milton Court Concert Hall. The latter was a collaborative re-scoring of the French classic.

 

Benjamin studied composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
 

MEDIA

Eleanor and Benjamin
Eleanor and Benjamin

Finessing "Rise" with Eleanor Turner, a commission from Eleanor that Benjamin composed for string quartet and harp.

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Benjamin and Alexander
Benjamin and Alexander

Busking in Shoreditch with accordionist Alexander Maydew. (Photograph by Vannice Clarke.)

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Prosperos Insel
Prosperos Insel

A scene from choreographer Bridget Breiner's ballet "Prosperos Insel" of which Benjamin composed original music for.

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Benjamin Rimmer
Benjamin Rimmer

(Photograph by Vannice Clarke.)

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CONTACT

FOR FILM AND TELEVISION:

Andrew Zack

The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency

azack@gsamusic.com

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