Ben Mirin is an explorer and music producer who travels the world recording the sounds of nature. He creates music from those sounds to inspire and teach people about the natural world. Ben’s compositions draw inspiration from the finely tuned orchestras that have evolved in nature. Most recently in Madagascar, Ben works on location. The sounds in his music are excerpts of his own scientific field recordings, creating anthems to each site’s natural heritage that capture what it really sounds like to be there. As a National Geographic Explorer and Safina Fellow, Ben leads expeditions to record wildlife and make music with local musicians to inspire conservation through culture, communication and creativity. Back home in the US, he is the creator and host of the television series WILD BEATS on National Geographic Kids and Nat Geo Wild, the first Artist in Residence at the Bronx Zoo, and a collaborator at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.