Musicologie Dublin and Grandview teacher Matt Murphy is a musician of many talents; in addition to being an experienced percussion and piano teacher, he also is a prolific composer, arranger, performer, and – most recently – music video creator! Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of O.R.B. (The Obscure Reference Band): a group of music educators who come together to perform video game music, arranged by Matt himself.
O.R.B. features Matt on drums, as well as Musicologie teachers Liz Woolley (voice and keyboards), Joe Brenneman (woodwinds and backing vocals) and Nick Terelle (guitar and audio mixing), along with bassist and cellist Bradley Mellen.
O.R.B.’s newest video was a ten-month (!) undertaking featuring music from the video game Portal, blended with “Where is My Mind” by Pixies and “No Surprises” by Radiohead. We can promise you’ve never seen anything like this. Check it out below!