Prelude & Fugue No.2 in C minor BWV.847 (1) Johann Sebastian Bach
16 May 2015, 13:04
One Man Orchestra
Musician and composer Ben Morfitt has created the ultimate CGI one-man band after conducting, playing and filming a full orchestra performing his own composition.
Do you have a great symphonic composition you want people to hear, but can't find an orchestra to play it? A 24-year-old from Yorkshire has found a solution, creating a full symphony orchestra in his own bedroom - with every part starring himself.
Composer Ben Morfitt filmed himself conducting, singing and playing every instrument for his composition. Then, with computer generated imagery, the multi-instrumentalist created a composite one-man symphonic band which he uploaded to YouTube.
The composer describes the piece as a suite with a hero vs evil theme. The work was originally penned for Pegul, a cartoon he co-created. He notes that he was a few instruments short of a complete orchestra, but said he had to work with what he had.
The 24-year-old also took to the podium to direct his virtual ensemble. He wrote on his YouTube page: "I've never tried conducting before, so I'm not 100% sure what I'm doing, I just watched a load of videos of conductors and tried to do something similar to them."
Since 7 May, the musician's performance has received over 85,000 YouTube views.