Composer posts YouTube video, with one-man orchestra—starring himself

Posted on: May 20, 2015

“Ben Morfitt, a 24-year-old musician and composer from Yorkshire in the UK, has given a whole new meaning to the one-man band with a video on Youtube,” reads an unsigned article on Wednesday (5/20) at cmuse.org. “Over the course of a month, Morfitt recorded himself playing 70 different instruments in his bedroom before editing the video in to a three-minute 70 piece orchestra performance of one of his original works…. Morfitt used over three hours of footage for the final version of the video, and there was a lot more than that when outtakes were included. Morfitt’s Youtube [posts] already had a significant following before his latest project. He started out by playing his own cover versions of computer game themes, but … he wanted to try something new. ‘I wanted to make the transition from my covers to original so thought what better way than a one-man orchestra,’ he commented…. ‘It’s starting to snowball and I’m starting to get noticed more,’ he said. “The likes of [film score composers] Brian Tyler and Steve Jablonsky have been commenting on my work—these are the people who inspired me to make music.”

Posted May 20, 2015