All his life, Emmy Award-nominated composer Benjamin Krause has been driven by his passion for music and a fascination for all things sound. Growing up in a small town near Stuttgart, Germany, he was equally captivated by Classical music as well as Pop/Rock and EDM. His teenage dabblings in Trance and Techno earned him some airplay on SunshineLive, a popular German radio station for Electronic Music at the time.
After graduating from Stuttgart Media University with a degree in Audiovisual Media, Benjamin worked for several years as a post-production sound engineer. During this time he was touring all across Europe playing keyboards for several Indie bands and opening for artists such as Philipp Poisel, a multi platinum and multi gold selling German singer/songwriter.
As Benjamin grew as an artist, he discovered his passion for film scores and started to work as a media composer. He contributed music to several successful German TV series and commercials. In 2011 he moved to Boston, MA to study Film Scoring at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Having graduated from Berklee, Summa Cum Laude, he eventually relocated to Los Angeles, where he now works as a full-time composer.
Benjamin’s music spans a wide variety of genres. He is equally at home with lush orchestral scores as he is with futuristic electronic soundscapes, energetic pop and rock tracks and many other styles. Yet he maintainins an unstoppable curiosity for new and unusual sonic experiences. His music can be heard in acclaimed productions such as Oscar-nominated “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”, Netflix’ “Murder Among The Mormons” and “League of Legends: Origins” or NatGeo’s “Hell On Earth”.
In 2017 he received an Emmy Award nomination by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his music for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ’36”. He also composed the score for the German documentary “Klimafluch & Klimaflucht” (“The Climate Exodus”) which was nominated for a German Television Award in 2020 and screened at the 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland.