A concert of his major work accompanied Benjamin Dwyer's inaugural lecture as Professor of Music at Middlesex University.
The Mayor of Barnet Brian Schama and colleagues from the music industry were amongst the audience to see international musician, prolific composer, virtuoso guitarist and innovative researcher Dwyer's lecture which was a reflection of his work Umbilical, covering the topics of gender and tragedy in music.
Umbilical is a re-working of the Greek myth of Oedipus and is a psychological journey through the eyes of Oedipus's mother Jocasta. It explores sexual freedom, sexual agency, and the notion of female immanence.
Benjamin Dwyer's compositions have been performed around the world in South America, Europe and the USA. One of his most recent concerts reiterates his standing where he showcased a major retrospective of his music at the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
Originally from Ireland, Benjamin is an elected member of Aosdána, awarded by The Arts Council of Ireland's Academy Creative Artists to honour individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Ireland.