Tim Benjamin

composer, writer, storyteller



Based on the conflicts and unities within a young couple’s relationship, Antagony was the winning work of 1993-1994 BBC Young Musician of the Year Composers Award, and was composed when I was 16 at school at Christ’s Hospital.

It calls for a very unusual and barely practical instrumentation, but this was still somehow managed by the BBC and the London Sinfonietta, (conducted by Martyn Brabbins) on a day that I will always remember.

One way to remember a performance
One way to remember a performance


12 minutes


2 wind bands, percussion (2 players), 4 log drums, and amplified strings.

First performance

London Sinfonietta / Martyn Brabbins, Guildhall, London, Autumn 1993.


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