about

murmelnv. to mumble or murmur; n. marbles

murmeln music is the website of Ben Osborn, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning composer and writer.

Ben Osborn’s soundtracks and sound designs have won the Cameron Mackintosh Award, the Methuen Drama Emerging Artists Award, the Peter Brooke Empty Space Award and a Manchester Theatre Award. His critically acclaimed libretti have been performed at London’s National Portrait Gallery, the Bristol Proms and the RCM Britten theatre among others. He is a co-founder of and teacher at Berlin’s Open Music Lab, a free school for refugee musicians.

Ben’s pieces and songs blend ambient electronica and bittersweet pop with modern classical and folk influences. The 2017 debut EP Murmeln um Schiffland was simultaneously released as a book of poems and drawings by Bristol’s Moot Press, and a five-track audio download on Berlin’s WANDA Portal. Produced by Berlin artist yr lovely dead moon and mastered by cult songwriter-producer Emperor X, it includes collaborations with songwriter-harpist Rowan Coupland. His upcoming debut album on Alex Stolze’s Nonostar Records promises a move toward piano-led classically inspired arrangements and electronic vistas.

Ben is proud to be supported by Asylum Arts