His music has been described as ‘Evocative’ – Buzz Magazine, ‘Restrained Otherworldliness’ – P.G. MusicWeb International ‘Chilling’ – Theatre Wales or ‘produces…glorious roaring sounds’ and ‘desolate monotone’. He has also been referred to as a ‘Composer of life music’ – M.K. His music, as he continues to develop, is more and more retrospective often drawing more influence from the ancient.
Despite being so reflective of tradition, his work always remains of the time. His contradictory influences from Buddhism and Bataille, Perotin and Radulescu, Part and Harvey continue to hold him on the precipice of the now and the past. Ben Lunn is a Makem composer. He has studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the guidance of Peter Reynolds. Since then, he has studied his Masters under the tuition of Marius Baranauskas in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has also received mentoring from Param Vir. His work has been performed across Europe and by varying ensembles and soloists. These have included Martynas Levickis, Robertas Servenikas, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Symphony Orchestra, Tianyi Lu, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Rolf Hind, Caryl Hughes, Nicolai Matsov, Sofia Soloists, Music Theatre Wales, N.A.M.E.S., Welsh Sinfonia, Ensemble Synaethesis, JVLMA, ÖeNM, and Francoise-Green Duo. On top of this his works have made appearances in a wide collection of festivals including Sounds New Festival, The London New Wind Festival (2012,2013,2016), Second Movement’s ‘Rough for Opera’ (2012),Monmouth Festival (Inaugural Student Composer in Residence 2013)Leeds Lieder+ (2013), Atmospheres Festival (2014), Occupy The Pianos (2014), St. Christopher’s Festival (Vilnius 2014), Vale of Glamorgan (2015), HASS FEST (Yerevan 2016), Druskomanija (Vilnius 2016), CrossRoads International Festival (Salzburg 2016, 2017), Kintu Festivalis (2017), and Zilele Muzicale Aniversare (Craiova 2017) Ben’s work has covered many genres and has created work for contemporary dance productions by the Striking Attitudes dance company.
He also has upcoming projects with the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, Drake Music, City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Hazelwood, Ensemble Eegeru, and South African baritone; Njabulo Madlala.
Ben Lunn’s music has also been broadcast on television and radio across Europe, including Radiophrenia (Scotland), LRT Klasika (Lithuania), as well as national radios in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Armenia.