Ben MIrin

Wildlife DJ

Ben Mirin is a musician, explorer, and science communicator who records wildlife and makes music from the sounds of nature. He travels to ecosystems around the world to record endangered species and perform concerts that inspire conservation. Services include composition, performance, public speaking, writing, and hosting.


Forbes: "Music As A Gateway to Nature"

National Geographic: "Wild Beats" Video Series on Nat Geo Wild and National Geographic Kids

BBC News: "The Man Who Can Beatbox Like a Bird"

Nautilus Magazine: "The Sacred Beauty of a Hermit Thrush Call"

BBC Scotland: "Out For the Weekend"

Brightest Young Things: "Interview with Ben Mirin aka DJ Ecotone"

Pet Life Radio: Ben Mirin on "Oh Behave" with Arden Moore

Bronx Zoo: "Ben Mirin - Artist in Residence at the Bronx Zoo"

Thinking Animals United: "In Tune With the Beat of Nature"

Hershey's and Kit Kat Commercial: "Break Better Like Ben Mirin"

News 12 Connecticut: "Our Lives" with Ben Mirin

News Day: "Nat Geo's Ben Mirin Hosts Music Program on Long Island"

Video Interview, Stony Brook University: "Coffee with Hx2" 


BBC Radio - The Cultural Frontline: "Festive Traditions and Magical Places"

National Geographic Online: "Listen: Lemur Calls Turned Into Beautiful Beatbox Jams"

National Public Radio: The Birds and the Beats on Studio 360

BBC World Service: Ben Mirin and Patricia Wright

WGN Morning News (TV): Ben Mirin at the Lurie Garden

The New York Times: "Fall Forest Weekends"

The Guardian: "Beatboxing Birdsongs of New York"

IFL Science: "Musician Turns Lemur Calls into Beatbox Music"

On Earth Magazine: "Beatboxing with Prosimians - for Conservation"

NDTV, India: "Art Matters - Beatboxing and Birdsong"

The Hindu, Bangalore: "Get Grooving to Bird Song"

Times of India, Chennai: "Robin Meets Beatboxer on Twitter for Birdsong"

Bangalore Mirror: "Wake Up to the Birdsong"

TEDxNYU: "Making Music from Bird Song"


Ben makes his first YouTube video, and the rest is history:


TEDxCarleton College: "Beatbox As a Universal Language"

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