Albert Behar is an NYC based composer of film and concert music. He's passionate about the intersection of acoustic and electronic sounds. Described as “engaging” ( NY Times ) and “inventive” ( LA Times ), Behar has composed scores for Oscar shortlisted films, television networks, and Fortune 500 companies. He recently created a sonic rebranding of the BBC World News program Talking Movies, and has scored original programs for VICE, MSNBC, PBS, and Showtime. Behar's film scores have won awards at the Tribeca, Slamdance, and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals and have received theatrical releases.
As a composer of concert music, Behar has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet and featured at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Cité de la Musique. When he's not in the music studio, Albert is an active accordionist in the New York gypsy jazz scene. He performs with The Bailsmen and Avalon Jazz Band at the Rainbow Room, Radegast, and other private events. Albert lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his girlfriend and thirtytwo houseplants. He holds an M.M. in Film Scoring and Composition from New York University.