Ben Morales Frost

Ben Morales Frost

ComposerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ben Morales Frost

Ben Morales Frost

ComposerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
From his studio in South London, Ben creates eclectic, emotional and bold music for film, theatre and the concert hall, fusing orchestral and electronic elements with strong melody and pulsing textures.
Projects
  • Let's Talk About George
    Let's Talk About GeorgeDirector: Nick Nevern Let's talk about George follows a day in the life of George, a man brought to the brink after his partner refuses to let him see his daughter. The film highlights drink and drug abuse, as he tries to forget his troubles and struggles to talk to those around him. Music by Ben Morales Frost
  • Blue (feature)
    Blue (feature)BLUE, a new feature film by Deva Palmier. Starring Rosie Allerhand, Gemma Jones (Marvellous, Bridget Jones Diary, Rocketman), Orla Mcallister, Sarah Keelty, Chris Keelty, Dan Mcallister, Antonio Cerezo, Gareth Watkins and Pete Gomes, and songs sung by Shirley Henderson, produced by Adam Gregory Smith of Hidden Art Films, filming in Frome, London and Mexico City. Songs and original score by Ben Morales Frost.
  • The Language Of Love
    The Language Of LoveCommissioned by Channel 4 and produced by 2LE Media, The Language Of Love was a flagship reality dating show fronted by Davina McCall, broadcast at primetime in early 2022. I created a bespoke original score taking influences from UK and Spanish pop, and flamenco music. The music was recorded with John Parricelli from Strictly Come Dancing's live band.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour
    Jesus Christ Superstar Arena TourFor this mammoth project, we recreated and reimagined the original 1970 album for a full scale arena tour kicking off at London's O2. I supervised and reorchestrated the music, including creating the arrangements for live onstage rock band, integrating them with prerecorded orchestral tracks.
  • A Beast In All But Name
    A Beast In All But NameA short film directed by Felix Mackenzie
  • Billy The Kid
    Billy The KidA New Musical commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre and performed in August 2017 at Curve, Leicester. A full cast album was recorded and released on iTunes where it took the #2 spot on on the Soundtrack chart and #22 on the overall chart. PRESS “Well, if this fine an’ dandy musical ain’t the hottest darn thang in ole Leicester town this summer’s evening, we’ll eat our Stetsons! (★★★★★)” - eastmidlandstheatre.com “Incredibly inventive... funny, musical and energetic” - westernparkgazett
Projects credited in
  • EVITA
    EVITAWith more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and statuswhich ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’. MARTI PELLOW plays Che, a character who reflects the voice of the Argentine people as they observe Eva’s meteoric rise to fame. For over 30 years he has enjoyed global success as a solo artist, the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, and now as one musical theatre’s most popular leading men. With Wet Wet Wet Marti enjoyed virtually unrivalled chart success, including over 25 hits and three of the UK’s biggest number one singles. His West End and Musical Theatre credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, Chicago and Blood Brothers. MADALENA ALBERTO’s musical theatre credits include Fantine in the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables. The Portuguese singer-songwriter is releasing her first album, Don’t Cry For Me, to coincide with this production.
  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
    JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATIn the summer of 1967, Andrew Lloyd Webber was asked by Alan Doggett, head of the Music Department at Colet court, St Paul’s Junior School who taught his younger brother, Julian, to write a ‘pop cantata’ for the school choir to sing at their Easter end of term concert. Andrew immediately approached his friend Tim Rice to ask if he would write lyrics for the project. After toying with ideas about spies, 007?s and the like, Tim suggested the story of Joseph. The first performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was on a cold winter afternoon on 1st March 1968 at the Old Assembly Hall, Colet Court, Hammersmith. Accompanied by the School orchestra and conducted by Alan Doggett, the performance was only 15 minutes long. It was such a success that a second performance was arranged on 12th May 1968 at Central Hall, Westminster, where Andrew’s father was the organist. Julian Lloyd Webber gave a classical recital in the first half, along with Bill Lloyd Webber. The audience of approximately 2,500 consisted mainly of parents of the Colet Court boys. To Andrew and Tim’s surprise, Derek Jewell, Jazz and Pop Critic for The Sunday Times, saw the show and wrote a favourable review of Joseph, which appeared on 19th May 1968. A third performance took place on 9th November 1968 at St Paul’s Cathedral, where Josephwas expanded to include songs such as ‘Potiphar’ for the first time.
  • STARLIGHT EXPRESS
    STARLIGHT EXPRESSWith lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and choreography by Arlene Phillips, Starlight Express has been seen by over 20 million people and gross box office world-wide is estimated at over three quarters of a billion pounds. The show opened at the Apollo Victoria in London on 27th March 1984. In April 1991 Starlight Express became the second longest running musical in London theatre history at that time. The show has also been produced in Germany, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Mexico, as well as having a production on ice in 1997. In 1993 the entire creative team re-grouped to revise the show for a new generation. Five new songs were added (including “Next Time You Fall in Love” with lyrics by Don Black), numbers were re-choreographed and the show was re-launched at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London. Starlight Express continues to race to packed houses in Bochum, Germany, where it plays in an especially adapted theatre, and an award-winning production toured the UK in 2004 and the show also toured New Zealand again in 2009.
  • CATS
    CATSSince Cats first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals and has grossed over £1 billion. With a plot based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Cats, originally directed by Trevor Nunn, has since been presented in over 20 countries and in about 250 cities, including such diverse destinations as Buenos Aires, Seoul, Helsinki and Singapore. The show has been translated into 10 languages: Japanese, German, (three versions for Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Hungarian, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, French, Spanish (two versions for Mexico and Argentina) and Italian. The Swiss production required a bilingual cast who performed in German and English on alternate nights. The title of the show has rarely been translated, the Mexican producers did a survey as to whether the Mexican audience would like their production to be called Gatos – the response in favour of keeping the English original was unanimous. This project shows images from the 1998 Cats film, starring Elaine Paige as Grizabella.
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
    THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAFar beneath the majesty and splendor of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 26th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 10,000 performances. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night. The images in this project are from the June 2014 production
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ
    THE WIZARD OF OZ“We’re off to see….” The most magical adventure of them all. Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy and Cedric Smith as The Wizard. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all time classic, totally reconceived for the stage by the award-winning creative team that delighted audiences of all ages with their recent London Palladium revival of The Sound of Music. Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay this new production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score, all the favourite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their heart’s desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family. The images in this project arethe production images from the show in Toronto, featuring Danielle Wade as Dorothy and Cedric Smith as the Wizard. Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann.
Work history
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    ComposerBen Morales Frost
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    Music Manager & CoordinatorThe Really Useful Group
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Assisted Andrew Lloyd Webber with all day-to-day music tasks. - Created new orchestrations, worked on arrangements and produced the definitive scores of each major title. - Oversaw all Lloyd Webber productions globally, including music quality control.
Skills
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Musical Theatre
  • Songwriter
  • Composition
  • Arrangement
  • Orchestration
  • Music Composition
  • Sound Design
Education
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    BA ArchitectureUniversity of Manchester
     - Manchester, United Kingdom