Marty Beller

Guest Artist on Breathe

Marty Beller is a New York City-based composer/drummer/percussionist who has a long history of collaboration with dance, film, theater, TV and pop music. He has composed and performed with international dance companies Jennifer Muller/The Works , Sean Curran Company , Chet Walker/8and ah one , Julio Bocca/Ballet Argentino, RhythMEK , Heidi Latsky , Rebudal Dance, Alice Tierstein/Young Dancemakers , Andrew Jannetti and Dancers , Bill Hastings, Kathy Wildberger , Kelli Wicke Davis and Roger Williams University Dance.

Composing credits include: the Emmy award winning documentary The Cruise ; Theatreworks USA's production of Romeo and Juliet ; Biography of Groucho Marx on A& E; The Pool (Best American short- LA short film fest.); The documentary feature 7th Street (New York Metro Channel, January, 2003 Theatrical Release); Award winning Independent feature film Gypsy 83 (April 2004 Theatrical Release); Short film Love Gets You Twisted (Independent Film Channel); Grace Under Pressure: Living With Cancer for The Health Network; The New York Times Millennium Minute ; Piper Theater Productions The Tempest ; The interactive dance program Everybody Dance Now,

Drums and percussion on soundtracks for film and television including: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , Confessions of a Dangerous Mind , Malcolm in the Middle , Higgleytown Heroes , Shallow Hal , Stuck On You , Roswell , No Vacancy , various shows on Nickelodeon the Cartoon Network, the Travel Channel and the Disney Channel . National commercial spots such as AT&T , Play-Doh, Fisher Price and the NBA, upcoming Disney DVD/CD "Here Come the ABC's."

Marty is the drummer for Grammy award winner They Might Be Giants . He has recorded and toured with Nettwerk recording artist Ivy , Image recording artist Stew , Unfiltered recording artist Brookville, Warner Bros. Recording artist Michelle Lewis , Polygram recording artist Daniel Cartier, Bolivian singer Hilario Soto and Higher Culture , the 14 piece rock orchestra All Gods Children . He was co-writer, co-producer and drummer for Meow whose debut album "Goalie for the Other Team," was released by Enemy Records.

Marty has released two CDs on the Found Sounds label. Leap: Music for dance and film and Breathe: Percussion music for dance and movement with Roderick Jackson.