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Enharmonic Harmonics retunes the guitar to the microtonal tuning of ancient Greece, which was known as the "enharmonic genus". This performance took place at the soundSCAPE Contemporary Music Festival in Italy, June 2016.


Anois 's' Aris, written in collaboration with Judith Ring, was originally composed for the delicate medieval psaltery. In this guitar arrangement, Ben has tranformed the work into a dramatic performance piece.

Enharmonic Harmonics and Anois 's' Aris are available now on Ben Dwyer's CD/DVD Knowing/Unknowing from Farpoint Recordings.


At the Hotter Than July Music Festival in 2020, only six members of our NCH Gamelan Orchestra could perform due to Covid restrictions. We performed two pieces from the classical Javanese repertoire. The first is known as Ladrang Wilujeng, and the second is Ladrang Pangkur




In June and July 2008, the Contemporary Music Centre ran a two-part interview featuring myself, Dylan Rheinhardt and Donal Sarsfield in conversation with Bob Gilmore.

Transcripts of the interview and longer excerpts in mp3 format are available from the CMC website.


New Music Alive! was an education initiative from the CMC and Dublin City Council to teach contemporary music in Dublin's inner-city primary schools. The project began in 2008-09 when it was accompanied with a workbook and other web resources for teachers, which are available here.

This interview marked the start of the projects second year which focussed on electronic music.


A performance of my 60-second guitar quartet Hairy T at the soundSCAPE Contemporary Music Festival in Italy, June 2011.

This miniature composition for guitar quartet, written entirely on the natural harmonics of the guitar strings, was performed at the soundSCAPE Contemporary Music Festival in Maccagno, Italy in June 2011.


My string trio Trio Scordatura requires the performers to retune their instruments in order to produce two microtonal intervals of approximately one-third and two-thirds of a semitone. This performance of the trio took place at the Yogyakarta Contemporary Music Festival in Indonesia in November 2014.





CoMA Yorkshire prepared an installation using motion-sensors (SoundBeams) to trigger samples of extended gamelan techniques. In this performance, students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance activate the SoundBeams through live improvisation.

The installation was created by CoMA Yorkshire in collaboration with Gamelan Sekar Petak, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and leading Soundbeam practitioner, Grainne McHale.

After CoMA had recorded their own extended techniques for gamelan, the samples were edited and processed and loaded into Soundbeam. The motion sensors react to the dancers' movements with short bursts of sound, 1-5 seconds in length. Beneath all that, the dancers can trigger longer "soundscapes", 60-90 seconds in length, by stepping on the floor pads as they move.

This improvised performace took place in York, May 2008.


A short film by Brian Murray for which I composed the music. A film about Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and an historic game of football...

Written and directed by Brian Murray, starring Noel Healy and James Reid. Music by Peter Moran.


The premiere performance of Puca, given by the University of York Jazz Orchestra.

Upcoming Events

Mar 5th 2022, 7.30pm

Work: Busted Sirens (World Premiere)
Performers: Anna Snow (sop), Kate Ledger (pno)
Event: York Late Music Festival
Venue: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, York, England

Apr 9th 2022, 8pm

Work: Benedictus (World Premiere)
Performers: UCD Philharmonic Choir
Venue: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Apr 20th 2022, 7pm

Performance: UCD Composition Ensemble
Event: End of Year Student Concert
Venue: Astra Hall, UCD

Apr 28th 2022, 3pm

Work: Mantra (World Premiere)
Performers: Chamber Choir Ireland
Event: New Music Dublin Festival
Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin

May 1st 2022

Work: Sailendra (American Premiere)
Performers: Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan
Venue: Harvey Mudd College, California, USA



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