Benjamin Dunkerley is a multi-faceted music composer, producer, foley artist and DJ. Graduating with a BMus (Hons) in Creative Music Technology at the University of Surrey in 2019, he specialises in forward thinking left-field electronics and contemporary experimentalism within the popular music sphere.

Ben is fluent in English, French, German and conversational in Farsi (Persian).

His seven years of music production experience have culminated in two main creative endeavours:
Shurk (2014-present – solo project), and most recently, COMANAVAGO (2019-present), a collaborative effort between Ben and vocalist, Gabriel Swarbrick.

Benjamin’s first commercial success was his 2015 EDM single, ‘Haunted‘ which was discovered by legendary YouTuber, ‘Markiplier‘, who to this day uses the song as his outro, amassing millions of views of a daily basis. Ben then went on to compose the OST for the popular Steam minigame, ‘Critical Annihilation‘, in 2016 and in the same year secured a sync with the mobile app, ‘Dashy Square‘.

At University, Benjamin broadened his skillset as a practitioner, crafting the OST and foley for three short films in his final year, DJing on a regular basis in the Student’s Union and performing live shows as COMANVAGO, culminating with a headline performance at Guildford’s prestigious Freefest 2019.

Between Nov 2018 -May 2019, Ben collaborated with the Actual Size Dance Company, a company of the Guildford School Of Acting (GSA). He developed the soundtrack for ‘Per Form’, a 54 minute contemporary dance performance which took place on the 11th May 2019 in the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford to critical acclaim.

Just another day in the life