Benjamin Stefanski, best known by his recording alias Raffertie, is a British composer and producer. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, he studied Classical & Contemporary Music Composition at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating in 2010.
Championed by Mary Anne Hobbs, Raffertie received initial acclaim for his experimental electronic recordings, released via seminal imprint Planet Mu, signing to Ninja Tune in 2011. His debut artist album ‘Sleep Of Reason’ (2013) was critically lauded by The Wire, Pitchfork and Drowned In Sound.
Most recently, he completed the score for the eight-part drama series Alex Rider directed by Andreas Prochaska and wrote original music for the hit series I May Destroy You starring and created by Michaela Cole for BBC / HBO. Other recent projects include the ITV/Amazon drama Strangers, BBC’s Top Gear and the virtual reality game Arca’s Path (Dream Reality Interactive/Rebellion). Up next for Raffertie is the sci-fi thriller Zone 414 directed by Andrew Baird for Saban Films.
Raffertie’s original songs have featured in a number of films, television shows and trailers, notably ‘Elysium’ starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and the trailer for Netflix series ‘Marco Polo’. His electronic dexterity and classic songwriting sensibility have seen him become known for the enigmatic, emotive sound he has developed throughout his work as a composer.
Raffertie’s early ventures into the world of composition included EA Sports title SSX and the BBC series Panorama. He has composed original music for advertisements including Daniel Wolfe’s ‘Colourless Future’, Nissan ‘Embrace The Myth’ and Channel 4’s award winning ‘Born Risky’ campaign and has scored editorial and fashion films for brands including Vogue, Nike, Google and Gucci.