Albert Behar is a 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. 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. Behar's film scores have won awards at the Tribeca, Slamdance, and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals and have received theatrical releases.
When he's not in the music studio, Albert is an active accordionist in the New York gypsy jazz scene. He performs regularly with The Bailsmen and Avalon Jazz Band at the Rainbow Room, Radegast Biergarten, and private events. Albert lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his girlfriend and loves to cook Californian inspired meals.
"Albert is an incredibly talented composer whose acute sense of cinematic tone will elevate the film’s story. Not only is it fun and easy to collaborate with him on a film score, but it’s also invaluable to have someone contribute who is an artist in his own right."
— G. Anthony Svatek, Non-Fiction Filmmaker (BBC World, Europe on Screen, DOC NYC)
"One of the great joys of my filmmaking career has been my frequent collaborations with Albert Behar. He is a quintessential Talent — who bounds effortlessly from a delicate old world accordion waltz to an epic orchestral swell to the throbbing unz-unz-unz of German house music. Albert’s keen intellect is fueled by his indefatigable curiosity about the world. This enables his music to reflect back all the beauty, sorrow and love around us in full bloom. Have a listen — I’m sure you will agree."
— Melissa Johnson, Oscar-Shortlisted Director (Showtime, ESPN, MTV)
"To each project, Albert brings impeccable technical skill, an artist's sensibility and a cool-headed, flexible personality that you want on your production team."
— Christopher Cascarano, Director (The New Yorker, MSNBC, New York Times)