Ben Martin


I discovered music since I can remember. I was 7 when I tried to build my first instrument. At 12 y.o. I assembled a drum set and invited some friends to join in a Rockabilly garage band, it was an awesome time. We composed more that 30 original rockabilly songs and performed live at several places. During this time I learned to play guitar, bass and later piano /Keys with a teacher from the Paris conservatoire. Then all changed. I created my own place and turned to orchestral and electronic music, much inspired by Vangelis. From there I started to compose for films and documentaries, got my audio engineering formation and that's it.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my oxygen.

What is your music dream?

Become a better human.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Tell everyone how small and fragile we all are.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Vangelis - Albedo 0.39 album. Tangerine Dream - Tangram album.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Vangelis. Pink Floyd. Mike Oldfield.

What inspires you to make music?

Life. The Universe. All around inside and outside.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Stop, look around. All is pulsating and alive. Don't waste time on futility.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

One with the audience.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Musicians have to fight hard to survive in this "shark's" world. It would be fantastic if the "sharks" are removed from the equation.

What do you think of Drooble?


What frustrates you most as a musician?

The lack of honest interest and cooperation.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

No. All of it drifted too far from real music.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Be honest and translate it into music.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.