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Ben recently completed his first feature film score for Someone Else, which had its World Premiere on March 13, 2015 at the prestigious Miami International Film Festival. Though director Nelson Kim’s first feature, Ben also scored Kim’s Columbia University Film School graduate film thesis, “Long Distance.” He has also composed the scores for short films by Someone Else‘s producer Geoff Quan (“The Other Way Round”) as well as “7x6x2,” a short sci-fi western written and directed by famed graphic novelist Paul Pope along with Sridhar Reddy. In addition to composing duties, Ben usually plays most of the instruments as well as produce and mix his scores, bringing a unified vision to the sound of the music.

Says director Kim of working with Ben: “Ben’s score for SOMEONE ELSE sounds like nothing else out there. Sort of like the movie itself, it starts off somewhat conventionally, then becomes progressively weirder and wilder as it goes on. We wanted to take ideas to their limit — at one point he literally had to talk me out of putting in dog-whistle sounds that no human could hear. But that gives you an idea of how far out things got.”

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Sound for Images reel and clips from film and tv projects

    “sound for images” film composer reel
    • Trailer for “Someone Else” – score by Ben Rubin, songs by Mudville
    • “sound for images” film composer reel
    • The Other Way Round (2008) (short film, score by Ben Rubin)
    • 7x6x2 (2014) (short film, score by Ben Rubin, Paul Pope & Sridhar Reddy, dirs)
    • trailer for “Long Distance” (2007) (score by Ben Rubin, tenor saxophone by Michael Blake)
    • “This Hollywood Life” in soundtrack trailer for Going Down in La-La Land
    • Mudville – “Sunshine Is On Me” (clip from the feature film “Slutty Summer” (2005))
    • Mudville – “The Hero of the World” in ReGenesis
    • Mudvillle – “Blown” in ReGenesis

Audio Examples

  1. Someone Else - opening title *mellow with build - piano/tampura* Ben Rubin 1:39
  2. "Long Distance" - End Credits *hip-hop beat/upright bass/tenor sax* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  3. "7x6x2" - Battle Sequence *intense strings/arco bass/percussion* Ben Rubin 1:42
  4. Someone Else - Kat and Jamie hook up *excited/playful/sexy - percussion/tampura/mellotron piano* Ben Rubin 1:19
  5. "7x6x2" - End Credits *space western rock - wurly/moog/drums/guitar/trumpet* Ben Rubin 4:33
  6. Someone Else - Yoo-Jin Full of Hope… *horn/elec piano/perc sounds* Ben Rubin 1:10
  7. "7x6x2" 1st Dream Sequence *dreamy bells/gongs/ocarina/wooden flute* Ben Rubin 0:38
  8. Someone Else - opening montage "pensive - mellotron strings/piano* Ben Rubin 1:25
  9. Someone Else - Jamie at the end of his rope *creepy screechy intense* Ben Rubin 1:46
  10. "Other Way Round" Cue 4 *ambient organs/horns/pulsing* Ben Rubin 0:55
  11. "Long Distance" - Opening scene *hip-hop beat/upright bass/claps* Ben Rubin 1:31
  12. Lotus *arranging example - string quartet/french horns/harp/oboe/upright bass/percussion* Mudville 4:29
  1. Someone Else *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:12
  2. Wicked *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:27
  3. The Hero Of The World *performer/co-writer/producer/engineer/mixer* Mudville 4:29
  4. Deja Vu (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Killah Priest 3:53
  5. Manifest (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Karsh Kale 6:09
  6. "Long Distance" - End Credits *composer/producer/performer/mixer* Ben Rubin feat. Michael Blake 1:19
  7. "Someone Else" - Opening Titles *composer/performerproducer/engineer/mixer* Ben Rubin 1:39
  8. That Lick I Invented *bassist/co-producer/mixer* Dred Scott Trio 6:12
  9. Today Means More *producer/bassist/mixer* Stripmall Ballads 3:19
  10. My Favorite Waste of Time *producer/performer/mixer* Marshall Crenshaw feat. Keva Hargrove 3:10
  11. Sunrise Sunset (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Louis Armstrong 4:17
  12. "7x6x2" - End Credits *space western rock - wurly/moog/drums/guitar/trumpet* Ben Rubin 4:33
  13. Doggie and Cookie *bassist/mixer* Dred Scott Trio 6:46
  14. When I'm Writing (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Killah Priest 4:30
  15. Goodbye Blue Sky (Benny Cha Cha's Hee-House Remix) Luther Wright & The Wrongs 4:03
  16. Pussy (Benny Cha Cha Remix) Brazilian Girls 5:41