Benjamin Loomes

Benjamin Loomes studied composition with Peter Sculthorpe, Anne Boyd, and Ross Edwards at the University of Sydney. He has composed a large number of instrumental and vocal works, including two operas, orchestral and concert band music, chamber music, choral music and art song, and solo works specifically written for graduating performance from senior high school.

He has received numerous commissions from schools, arts organisations, professional ensembles, and Ars Musica Australis.

He draws inspiration from the compositions of Britten, Shostakovich & Prokofiev, Pärt, and Poulenc.

As a singer Benjamin has performed many times as chorus with Opera Australia, the professional vocal ensemble Cantillation, and as soloist with smaller companies, including Pinchgut Opera.

Benjamin is the founder and CEO of Syrinscape, an international company bringing immersive sound and a movie-like musical score to tabletop roleplaying and board games.

Ben bases himself in Sydney, Australia where he lives with his wife, Karen, and two resplendent children, but spends as much time as possible in their house in Kangaroo Valley, a place of superb natural beauty and extreme quietude which has inspired many a melody.

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