Ben Marino (b. February 18, 1982) is a composer, producer, and pianist. Born and raised in Valencia CA, his education in music started early at the piano learning the Suzuki method. His private piano studies continued throughout high school where he was influenced by the solo piano compositions of Bela Bartok and Frederic Chopin. After graduating William S. Hart High School in Newhall CA in 2000, he was accepted to study Piano Performance and Music Composition at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA (2001-2002). In the Summer of 2019, he was given the opportunity to intern at Ghostwriter Music in Santa Clarita CA. During the internship, he was exposed to the art of composing, mixing, and mastering custom music and sound design for film trailers. He holds two Associate of the Arts degrees in The Sound Arts and Music Composition from College of the Canyons in Valencia CA (2018-2021). His future educational goal will be transferring to obtain Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees in Composition at California State University Northridge. He also plans to bring his passion for composing orchestral music to a career as a film score composer.


Legends and Light Vol. 2

Release Date: January 14, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6399
21st Century
LEGENDS AND LIGHT VOL. 2 from Navona Records leaves no stone unturned. From the vast expansiveness of the open sea to the microscopic particles of our world's chemical makeup, this follow-up to 2018’s LEGENDS AND LIGHT is an ambitious collection of new works for large ensemble performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Brno Philharmonic. In this album, seven composers offer their insights into the components of our world through music, with works highlighting cultures, locations, forces of nature, and human life. While many of the pieces are arranged for orchestral ensembles, listeners will also find Scottish Great Highland bagpipes and Irish Uilleann pipes featured on the album, offering a deeply rewarding listening experience.