In a genre-bending composition, award winning composer Joseph Reuben unleashes an explosive and politically-charged debut album “What Is A Man.”
"What Is A Man makes for a triumphant orchestral debut" - David Graver, THE NEW YORK TIMES
This engaging musical experience invites listeners on a soul-shattering journey. Inspired by the works of Philip Glass, Hans Zimmer, and Jon Hopkins, Reuben’s ten tracks embody the emotions of LGBTQ communities and those subjected to prejudice and opposition.
Dark, enigmatic tones transition into upbeat, serene melodies bringing Reuben’s soundtrack to life. By unmasking the debilitating impact of societal pressures, his creation offers a beacon of hope for those caught in the conflict. Vocal samples of ghastly assaults upon the queer community cut through cinematic soundscapes and embolden listeners to fight for their freedoms.
‘What Is A Man’ makes for a triumphant orchestral debut that addresses more than just masculine identity,” said David Graver, contributing editor for The New York Times and Cool Hunting. “Reuben crafts an oppositional force. This never-before-had experience resonates with the music community at large."
While it's a musical response to Reuben's personal struggle with coming out in the midst of deeply religious roots, he says “I can empathize with those who echo my struggles, those that are ashamed or suppressed, as well as those on the opposing side that fear for the destruction of traditions and values. It is my hope this composition fosters discussion and understanding among differences.”
The album is streaming on Soundcloud, and will be released on Spotify and Apple Music summer 2017.For more information about Joseph Reuben and “What Is A Man,” visit www.josephreuben.com. Please direct press inquiries to Dani Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
ABOUT JOSEPH REUBEN
Joseph Reuben is a British composer and producer for film and TV based in NYC. To date, he has worked with acclaimed Hollywood directors Noam Murro (300: Rise of An Empire) and the multi- BAFTA winner Justin Hardy. Notably, Reuben has scored music for the Prague National Ballet, Global commercials for the 2017 Superbowl, Chevrolet and Cannes Lions winning film for Princes Trust.
Reuben is also being championed by the fashion world, scoring high profile campaigns for Swarovski, Dita Von Teese and most recently selected to appear in L’uomo Vogue’s Cinema Edition alongside Monica Bellucci and Jude Law.