Press

A fun interview with Wild Rumpus singer Vanessa Langer for the Wild Rumpus's premiere performance of their commissioned work Water's Edge, February 2015


"Richter's Star Maker ... uses sound to seek an altered consciousness, from a meditative awareness to a look, perhaps, into a different dimension … the music sounds like something incomprehensibly massive is passing by, slowly."

— George Grella, The New York Classical Review (USA), 18 May 2014


"Overall, Ben Richter succeeded in presenting the most impressively effective use of the orchestral sound spectrum ... the Ostravska Banda's world premiere of his composition, Farther Reaches, was altogether the most attractive and most intense experience."

 Jan Podracky and Aneta Bendova, OperaPlus (Czech Republic), 1 September 2013


"Ben Richter's Water's Edge ... felt slight and peaceful ... the piece became more hypnotic and absorbing as it went on."

— Michael Strickland, San Francisco Civic Center (USA), 5 March 2015


"Ben Richter's Farther Reaches was perhaps the most "listenable" ... sounding something like the crackling of a fire until gong rolls and muted piano strings broke the stasis."

 Kurt Gottschalk, NewMusicBox (USA), 14 October 2013


"Ben Richter's piece Was draußen ist opened new expressive possibilities ... exploring the full tonal range of the instruments, from the lowest hum to the highest twirping sounds, nearly slipping into noise."

— Volksfreund (Germany), 28 August 2011