Born in 1985, Ben studied at the Berlin Jazz Institute (University for the Arts/ Hanns Eisler) before obtaining an MA in English, History and Education from the Free University of Berlin. He currently works as a freelance composer based in Berlin.

"Der Komponist Ben Roessler hat seine Ausbildung unter anderem am Jazz Institut Berlin der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler erhalten. Roesslers Lieder, Konzerte und Filmmusiken lassen aufhorchen. Seine Musik zur gefeierten und mit dem Friedrich-Luft-Preis 2019 geehrten Oper „Drei Milliarden Schwestern“ (Volksbühne Berlin, Premiere Oktober 2018) zieht gleichsam Musiker und Publikum in ihren Bann." M.A.Z.



Ben Roessler NEWS


JUGOJUGOSLAVIJA premieres in Belgrade

10 November 2020

I'm thrilled to announce the premiere of Bonn Park's Jugojugoslavija at the Belgrade Drama Theatre at 18.30 on 19 November 2020. Creating the music for this project was an unforgettable experience and gave me the chance to write to Serbian lyrics. Živela Jugojugoslavija!

'Oh the Places!' goes to Mexico

September 01, 2019

Very excited that my double concerto 'Oh, the Places!' will be performed on 5 September in Mexico by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chiapas under the direction of Armida Rivera with soloists Fernando Hashimoto and Roberto Hernández Soto! 7pm at the Teatro de la Ciudad Emilio Rabasa.

Interview for rbbKultur

August 09, 2019

I had a great time with Hans Ackermann from rbbKultur talking about the upcoming premiere of Oh the Places! and music in general – thanks, Hans! The result is a little radio feature which you can listen back to here.

"Oh, the Places!" premieres in Potsdam 10 Aug

July 29, 2019

Very happy to announce that my concerto for marimba, vibraphone and orchestra will premiere in Potsdam on 10 Aug 2019. The open air concert will feature the brilliant Ni Fan and Fernando Hashimoto on marimba and vibraphone respectively, playing with the Collegium Musicum Potsdam under the direction of Knut Andreas! For more info and tickets check!


June 25, 2019

Director Sara Summa and I met Nicolò Comotti from Radio FRED at this year's Brussels International Film Festival. Check out our conversation about the process of making Gli Ultimi a Vederli Vivere here.


January 17, 2019

Thrilled that our film GLI ULTIMI A VEDERLI VIVERE (The Last to See Them) has been selected to premiere at this year's Berlinale Forum! Stay tuned for dates.


September 05, 2018

I am happy to announce the premiere of our opera 'THREE BILLION SISTERS' (Drei Milliarden Schwestern), at VOLKSBÜHNE Berlin on 12 October. Tickets are selling fast – so be faster!

DIE ZEIT Vermächtnisstudie

September 30, 2017

On Tuesday 3 October its time for another premiere! Our shortfilm "Great Expectations" will be shown at Kino Babylon MItte at 18:15. The film was made in cooperation with the DFA and showcases key topics of a recent study by DIE ZEIT on Germans' attitudes to...well, everything. Come and join us!!

Award Ceremony in Rüsselsheim

June 05, 2017

'Mes Amies' celebrates its team premiere!

February 27, 2017

Come and join us on Sunday 5 March at the Filmhaus, Potsdamer Str. 2, for the premiere of Sara Summa's 'Mes Amies' to which I conributed the song 'Madame'!

Winner of the Hessian Choir Association's Composing Competition

November 21, 2016

Very happy to announce that my piece 'Vorfrühling' has been awarded the 1st and 2nd prizes of this year's composing competition for choir by the Hessian Choir Association. Performances are scheduled for 11 June 2017 – more info to follow!

Deltas by Charlie Petersmann

April 18, 2016

Thrilled to have contributed some music to Charlie Petersmann's excellent documentary "Deltas - Back to Shores" – catch it at the Nyon film festival!

Vers l'Ocean Team Screening

February 24, 2016

On 5 March we're celebrating the premiere of "Vers l'Ocean"!! Come and join us at 2pm at Kino Arsenal.

Recording music for "Die Frohe Irrung/Zwei Telegramme"

February 11, 2016

We had a great time yesterday recording some pretty intense music by John Cage (One) for "Die Frohe Irrung/Zwei Telegramme" by Sommerauer/Rosinska/Minor/Medina. I've never felt better at the piano thanks to Felix Epp's great engineering work at the UdK Studio! Looking forward to the premier of this wonderfully enigmatic shortfilm. Will keep you posted =)

Against common decency: life.

December 14, 2015

Our christmas movie "Contre les bonnes moeurs, la vie" is celebrating it's premiere – twice! For early bids and the unemployed tomorrow at 10 am  @ Filmkunst 66. For those who are busy during the day 12. December (Sa) 6.30 pm in the DFFB's cinema (Filmhaus Potsdamer Platz). Come all ye (un)faithful!

Recording "Vers l'Ocean"

November 29, 2015

The music for "Vers l'Ocean" is almost done – thanks to Svea Guémy and Lukas Backs at HfM Leipzig for their beautiful playing and studio expertise!

Vers l'Ocean

October 09, 2015

I'm currently working on the score for Sara Summa's beautiful shortfilm "Vers l'ocean", due to premiere in January 2016.

The site is online! Welcome everyone!

October 08, 2015

After much tinkering and nail-biting, this site is finally online! I'm happy to have James Fenwick's original artwork as part of the page's design - thanks James! So, take a look around and –if you like– tell me what you think on facebook or via email. Cheers!

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