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Benjamin Tassie is a London based composer of electronic and acoustic music. He completed Post-Graduate studies at the Royal College of Music, achieving a Distinction. Whilst there he was an RCM Scholar, supported by the Angela Nankivell Award, and by both the Ralph Vaughan William’s Trust and the St. Marylebone Educational Foundation. Prior to this he graduated with First Class Honours from the joint undergraduate course at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Music.
Benjamin’s music sits somewhere between contemporary-classical and avant-garde electro-pop, with influences including Björk, Stravinsky, and The Knife. He has been performed by a number of leading ensembles, including the Britten Sinfonia, Rarescale, the Composers’ Ensemble, Lontano, the Cavaleri Quartet, the Lunar Saxophone Quartet, and the Ossian Ensemble. He has worked with Rambert Dance on a number of projects, created a surround-sound music installation for the De La Warr Pavilion, and has had his music programmed by NonClassical. His opera The Anatomy of Melancholy, premiered by bodycorps in 2014, was described as `an often dark, yet heartfelt opera` [wired] with `a compelling score` [everything-theatre], `★★★★★` [theatre bubble].
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