Ken Freeman
Ken Freeman
Born 1947
Occupation Composer
Nationality British

Ken Freeman is a prominent English composer and session musician, primarily playing piano and synthesisers. He composed the music for The Tripods TV Series.

He is most prominently known for his work playing most of the synthesisers on Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, and also as the composer of the theme music for BBC television's Casualty, Holby City and The Tripods. His session career has included work with artists including Justin Hayward, David Essex and Elkie Brooks. He is also considered by many to be the inventor of the string synthesiser, creating a prototype version of a polyphonic instrument at home in order to be able to mimic the sound of a string section more accurately in the studio.


  • Ken likes to play chess in his spare time.
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