daren banarsë

About Daren


I’m a London based composer and artist, writing music under the pseudonym, Troy Banarzi


I run a website for melodica players and technicians, Melodica World


Im a former lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of 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.


Since 2009 I’ve been exploring the potential of the toy instrument, the melodica, as a performer and instrument maker.  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’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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