Archive for October, 2010

Currently working on…

Posted on October 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm, by Ben


I am in the process of writing the score for the up-and-coming feature film, “Ace Wonder: Message From a Dead Man.” Below you can hear a short teaser of a cue I’m working on. In the scene I am writing this for, Ace Wonder, professional half-pint shamus, begins his investigation into the type of case that only a hard-boiled 4’11” detective could solve.

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Here is the second teaser trailer:

More posts on the score to follow.


A Good Thing

Posted on October 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm, by Ben


As you may have noticed, this site has been silent for rather a long while. That is because I have had something more important than music to think about. God has been working wonderful things in my life and in the past 9 months I’ve begun a relationship, become engaged, and, as of September 21st, married! I have wed a godly, one-in-seven-billion young lady, Audri Vernier (now Audri Botkin), who has appeared on this site before in less exclamatory fashion. Our journey to this point has been a blessed time of growth and we’ve witnessed the Lord’s hand on us in mighty ways. Looking back, we can see clearly that we were not really the ones who made this match, but God working through us and beyond us in spite of our puny, sinful efforts. For what reason? For His glory.

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” Psalms 115:1

Many of you already know Audri as a gifted cellist (massive understatement) and someone who would be very helpful to me in my musical endeavors. This is true, but music is only one of the areas that we plan to be working in together over the course of our lives. That is because the guidelines of our life are not pulled from “The Well-Tempered Clavier”, but from the Word of God, and our mandate from the scriptural canon–not Pachelbel’s.

“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” 2 Cor 5:18-20

The future is bright in and through Christ. Look out, world! – SDG.