daren banarsë

About Daren


I’m a London based composer, teacher, counsellor and body therapist


I’m a trained Alexander Technique teacher, and have an interest in the intersection between music making and self development.  I teach piano, improvisation and composition in Angel Islington, London






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I’ve made musical sculptures for the Courtauld Institute, written music for the Rambert Dance Company, and had my Requiem performed at Somerset House.  My recordings have been broadcast at Tate Britian, Tate Modern the Hayward Gallery, Radio 3 and feature on numerous TV productions including the Apprentice, Top Gear and Horizon. I write under the pseudonym, Troy Banarzi


Since 2009 I’ve been exploring the potential of the toy instrument, the melodica, as a professional instrument.  In 2015 I created the world’s first 3D printed melodica, and used my own instrument to win Silver Medal at the Comhaltas Fleadh 2017 in Ennis, Ireland. I run a website for melodica players and technicians, Melodica World


I’m a former lecturer in composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London.



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