“Tim Benjamin gives a masterclass in how to create an opera ... If Harold Pinter had ever written an opera, this would surely be it.”
— Bachtrack
“Punchy writing, with a real rhythmic drive. The sheer spectacle and volume are compelling”
— The Times
“Benjamin clearly has the energy and vision required to inject fresh life into the art form”
— Classical Music
“It brought the house down ... a tribute to the composer and the utterly convincing singers”
— Seen & Heard
“Benjamin is making a speciality of music theatre works, and ‘Mrs Lazarus’ was a particularly successful example”
— Musical Opinion
“An enchanting visual spectacle, with incredible voices and haunting, hypnotic music ... it even managed to get me to rethink opera”
— Todmorden News
“Exceptionally assured ... certainly a piece worth seeing and I hope there are plans to perform it again”
— Classical Music
“Corley’s story is one that needs to be told, and it is told using music that needs to be listened to.
If you’re in London, if you’re listening, go”

— The Guardian
“Clearly articulated themes ... an appealingly approachable piece of contemporary music”
— The Cherwell
“...the brilliant ‘Three Portraits’ by Tim Benjamin was full of character and refreshingly entertaining”
— The Cherwell
“Benjamin weaves engagingly pithy textures ... dramatic performances ... genuinely exciting”
— The Oxford Student
“A gorgeous crescendo and a powerful epilogue ... They have created quite a feat”
— Northern Soul
“Tightly conceived ... the music was the most impressive we’d heard all night”
— Musical Criticism
“An immensely challenging piece, and something I’d like to hear again”
— The Gazette and Herald
“Spearheaded by Tim Benjamin ... this concert was brilliantly executed and conceived”
— New Notes
“There was a first-rate sense of ensemble ... and Benjamin used the forces available to full effect”
— Seen & Heard
“Tim Benjamin's original score ... provided a visceral pulse to the on-stage action ... an utterly entrancing experience”
— The Cherwell

Tim Benjamin is a composer and director living in Yorkshire, England.

As a composer I create music for film and TV, and for the concert hall and stage. I create new opera, and I record / perform live electronic music. My work has been broadcast, recorded, and performed in many countries by all kinds of people, not least by opera company Radius, of which I am the artistic director. My music has been released by several labels including Sony/EMI.

I am a writer and director for stage and screen (“Benjamin directs with considerable theatrical flair”The Guardian), and I'm a public speaker and speaking mentor: I'm the Storyteller at leading high-tech consultancy Infinity Works, and I've given numerous public talks including a TED talk on inspiration.

A serial entrepreneur as well as a composer, I founded a software company in the heady boom days of 1999. We created interactive services for digital TV which ended up in millions of homes across Europe. I've been involved in, started up, and advised a number of new high tech businesses since then - the entrepreneur bug, once caught, is not easily cured.

Last but not least, I teach and examine music theory.

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Watch: trailer for the film of The Fire Of Olympus