New 2CD Aurogeny coming December 22 — accordion, string quartet, & ensemble works


"15 Questions" Interview with Tobias Fischer


Dec. 10 :: Brooklyn, NY

Performance with David Rothenberg at Spectrum

Dec. 13 :: Brooklyn, NY

Laramidia world premiere & Aurogeny release concert at Scholes Street Studio (with Lily Maase and James Ilgenfritz)

Dec. 17 :: Oakland, CA

Laramidia on SFSound mosswood series

Jan. 7 :: Northampton, MA

Deep Listening Workshop at Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity

Jan. 12 :: Los Angeles, CA

World premiere of new work for House On Fire Trio

Jan. 13 :: Los Angeles, CA

Laramidia at Oracle Egg

Feb. 4 :: Washington, DC

Laramidia at Rhizome

Feb. 25 :: Baltimore, MD

Laramidia at The Red Room


Accordion on Ulrich Krieger's three-album Aphotic series (room34)


New compositions for loadbang and House on Fire Trio

New accordion works for Ben by Nomi Epstein, Michael Pisaro, and Carolyn Chen

Exploratory LP with Phill Niblock (Matière Mémoire)

James Ilgenfritz's Apophenia V (Infrequent Seams)

"likely to offer a profound impact on the very nature of listening." 

— Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio

"cloudy, mysterious, and dark ... Beckettian in its slow spread" 

Brian Olewnick, Just Outside

"a multifaceted texture that evokes the primeval" 

Meg Wilhoite, Meg's New Music Blog

"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

"immense magnitude frequencies melting your very walls areas of sonic dynamism that work their trembling magic … shiver me timbres

Darren Bergstein, Downtown Music Gallery

SURROUNDSCAPES: The Future of Music

listen here for Ben's podcast interview with Graeme Harrison

KCBX Arts Beat: Ghost Ensemble's "Sensuous Sounds"

listen here for Ben's interview with Melanie Senn and Sky Macklay

Ben Richter is a composer, accordionist, and founding director of Ghost Ensemble.