Ben Osborn is a composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist. Already known as a composer for theatre and film and a lyricist and librettist, 2019 saw the release of his debut album Letters from the Border.

Channelling Leonard Cohen-esque balladry, Ben draws also from electronica, folk and 20th century art music. Ethereal string sections rise and fade, Björk-like beats skitter, Erik Satie piano chords drift into view: in less capable hands it might sound miscellaneous, but he weaves his disparate influences into textural tapestries that sound like nobody but him.

Ben’s highly acclaimed debut album Letters from the Border was the result of an extraordinary musical partnership with producer and violinist Alex Stolze. The album was created in two months at the remote Nonostar Studio on the German-Polish border.

2022 sees the release of the Studies E.P., created in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Andrea Huyoff as a transdisciplinary artistic project; at once a performance piece, a work of video art, an E.P. of poetic pop songs and a series of lectures. These “studies” focus on the main themes of pop culture: society, identity and love – drawing on both a deeply personal first-person narrative and wider, analytical and self-critical gaze.

«As a prompt, the modern day renaissance man Ben Osborn offers up a timely reminder of the impending, and now almost irreversible, consequences of failing to plan and tackle an ecological disaster.»
Monolith Cocktail