Highlights (for newcomers)

Journeys for piano and string orchestra

The 1812 Overture on the piano

Jeremiah Robs a Bank (2013), film by Michael Rose


2017 saw the premiere of my second film score: Toymaker, an animated short created by a team of Brown University students led by Nellie Robinson and Prof. Barbara Meier.

Toymaker went on to win the music award in the student film category at the Athens Animfest 2018.

You can read about the production in the Brown Computer Science Department's journal Conduit.

March 14-16th, 2015

Dreams of Homer: New Music by Ben Nacar

performed by Ben Nacar and Friends

UPDATE: Video of Homeric Rhapsody now available. See the main Original Music page.

Homeric Rhapsody
Freely after Books 1-4, 9, 16, 18-20, 22 and 24 of Homer's Iliad
Maya Ramchandran, violin; Benjamin Nacar, piano

for string sextet plus wind quintet plus piano
I. Allegretto
II. Lento - Presto - Tempo I
III. Fuga. Allegro con brio
Natasha Bluth, flute; Isaac Suh, oboe;
Benjamin Wesner, clarinet; Zach Spector, bassoon;
Gail Clarke, horn; Benjamin Nacar, piano;
David Weinberger, Alex Hirsch, violin;
Tiffany Chen, Ryan Roelke, viola;
Shawn Tsutsui, Paula Li, violoncello

Saturday, March 14th, 2:00pm and
Sunday, March 15th, 2:00pm
Main Gallery, RISD Museum
224 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Monday, March 16th, 12:30pm
Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities, Pembroke Hall
172 Meeting Street
Providence, RI

Note: to attend the performance on Saturday March 14th, the regular RISD Museum admission fee is necessary (unless you are a Museum member or you have some variety of accepted ID). The performances of the 15th and 16th are free and open to the public.