OTHER PROJECTS

Aside from composing new music, Benjamin is also in demand as an arranger, music supervisor and musical director. He has worked on projects in France, Germany, the USA and Colombia and has directed ensembles across Europe, the US and Japan. A selection of these projects is listed below.

 
 
WuKong

WuKong

Recording Engineer on WuKong, a 2017 Chinese action thriller directed by Derek Kwok, starring Eddie Peng and with music by Wan Pin Chu. Engineered and produced the UK guitar sessions (listen out for the slides in the final Act).

 
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Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life (BBC Two)

Orchestrated Michael Kruk's score for BBC Two's Mexico: Earth's Festival of Life

 

Jamie Jones and the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra

Created an original orchestral score to accompany house producer Jamie Jones' music for his groundbreaking collaboration with the Colombian National Symphony Orchestra.

 
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Skyrim in Concert

Composed a series of orchestral arrangements including Oblivion: Orchestral Suite for Skyrim in Concert at the London Palladium in November 2016. 

 
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Kynren

Choral Supervisor for Kynren, a live action show that was witnessed by over 100,000 spectators in 2016. Music composed by Nathan Stornetta and recorded by the Prague Symphony Ensemble and Choir at Smecky Studios, Prague.

 

Philharmonia in Klosters

Composed a series of arrangements for the Richards & Schauerte Christmas Concerts in Switzerland, performed my members of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellows. These included an adaptation of Debussy's rarely-performed Invocation for chamber orchestra and male chorus.

 

BalletBoyz: Young Men

Music Department for Young Men, a feature-length dance film created by BalletBoyz founders Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt and shown in cinemas worldwide and on BBC Two.

 
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Daniil Trifonov: Piano Concerto in E flat minor

Edited the orchestral score to Daniil Trifonov's Piano Concerto for Schott Music.

The score is available for hire at the Schott Music website.

 

Atlantis: Series 2 (BBC One)

Worked with composer Stuart Hancock, orchestrating and producing recording sessions for his acclaimed score to BBC prime-time fantasy drama Atlantis.

The score is available on CD and download from Silva Screen Records.

 

The Phantom of the Opera, West End Cast

Guest Conductor of The Phantom of the Opera cast for a series of charity performances, including TheatreMAD's West End Christmas Galas in 2011 and 2012.

 

Hallé Youth Choir

Guest Director of the Hallé Youth Choir for their 2011 summer residential week and UK tour. Conducted performances at the St Endellion Music Festival, at Truro Cathedral and at the Royal Northern College of Music. 

 

Oxford University's Out of the Blue

Musical Director of award-winning a cappella ensemble Out of the Blue from 2006-2007. Directed performances across the UK and USA and awarded second place at the ICCA (International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella) in 2006 at the Lincoln Centre, NY.