Benjamin Tassie is a composer of electronic and acoustic music. Working across contemporary-classical and experimental, electronic pop scenes, he has collaborated with artists including Juice Vocal (Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3), Liam Byrne (Moth Club, Resonance FM), and Joby Burgess (National Portrait Gallery, Sound and Music). He has written a video opera with text by Hunter S. Thompson (Tête à Tête, Gestalt Arts, Second Movement), arranged pop songs by Björk, Radiohead and others for baroque orchestra (The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Kensington Palace), and composed immersive choir work for performance in a disused factory (Musarc, London Festival of Architecture).  

 

Recent Projects

  Victoria 2019   Music for Kensington Palace’s 2019 exhibition marking 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth.  READ MORE

Victoria 2019

Music for Kensington Palace’s 2019 exhibition marking 200 years since Queen Victoria’s birth. READ MORE

  The Night Shift   Arrangements of songs by Björk, Radiohead, Beyoncé and others for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  READ MORE

The Night Shift

Arrangements of songs by Björk, Radiohead, Beyoncé and others for The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. READ MORE

  Sun   New song written with Annie Freud for Juice Vocal, performed at Tate Modern and on BBC Radio 3.  READ MORE

Sun

New song written with Annie Freud for Juice Vocal, performed at Tate Modern and on BBC Radio 3. READ MORE

  The Anatomy of Melancholy   Opera written for Oedpia and the Wellcome Trust.

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Opera written for Oedpia and the Wellcome Trust.

  Teeth   Audio-visual performance developed for MOCA, London, using archival footage and electronic music.  READ MORE

Teeth

Audio-visual performance developed for MOCA, London, using archival footage and electronic music. READ MORE

  Silvertown   New choir work written with Annie Freud for Musarc as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.  READ MORE

Silvertown

New choir work written with Annie Freud for Musarc as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017. READ MORE

  Body   Music for bass viol and electronics performed by Liam Byrne and featured on Wurl [EP].

Body

Music for bass viol and electronics performed by Liam Byrne and featured on Wurl [EP].

  Salvage   New aria written with Jacqueline Saphra for countertenor Feargal Mostyn-Williams and the National Opera Studio as part of 12:40.  READ MORE

Salvage

New aria written with Jacqueline Saphra for countertenor Feargal Mostyn-Williams and the National Opera Studio as part of 12:40. READ MORE

  Hurricane Zoo   Video opera with text by Hunter S. Thompson written for Gestalt Arts, Tête à Tête and Second Movement.  READ MORE

Hurricane Zoo

Video opera with text by Hunter S. Thompson written for Gestalt Arts, Tête à Tête and Second Movement. READ MORE

  Drop   New work for percussion and electronics written for Joby Burgess as part of Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme.

Drop

New work for percussion and electronics written for Joby Burgess as part of Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme.

 

Recordings

  Snow Queens  by Juice Vocal features the song Sun, written by Benjamin Tassie and Annie Freud.  LISTEN

Snow Queens by Juice Vocal features the song Sun, written by Benjamin Tassie and Annie Freud. LISTEN

  Bop [LP]  - music for electronics and instruments featuring Liam Byrne and Carla Rees.  LISTEN

Bop [LP] - music for electronics and instruments featuring Liam Byrne and Carla Rees. LISTEN

  Wurl [EP]  featuring Liam Byrne, Mainly Two and Joby Burgess.  LISTEN

Wurl [EP] featuring Liam Byrne, Mainly Two and Joby Burgess. LISTEN

 

_REMIX

 Benjamin is artistic director of _REMIX. Using live performance and DJ sets to reinterpret historic and experimental music, _REMIX commission composers, performers, writers and artists to create unique experiences. _REMIX have produced nights in partnership with the  V&A ,  Historic Royal Palaces ,  Royal Academy of Arts ,  Dulwich Picture Gallery , the  National Trust ,  Ikon Gallery , and elsewhere. _REMIX nights are ‘unusual and incredibly special’ [ London in Stereo ] and were described by  BBC 6 Music  as 'a space where classical music can be enjoyed in a relaxed environment'.

Benjamin is artistic director of _REMIX. Using live performance and DJ sets to reinterpret historic and experimental music, _REMIX commission composers, performers, writers and artists to create unique experiences. _REMIX have produced nights in partnership with the V&A, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Academy of Arts, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the National Trust, Ikon Gallery, and elsewhere. _REMIX nights are ‘unusual and incredibly special’ [London in Stereo] and were described by BBC 6 Music as 'a space where classical music can be enjoyed in a relaxed environment'.