"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


June 1: Panthalassa: Dream Music of the Once and Future Ocean, new condensed version for five live accordionists, at MATA Festival, NYC


New compositions for loadbang, Composers Conference, House on Fire Trio, and solo accordion

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

New York & Boston premieres of Ben Richter's Whistwights with Jeonghyeon Joo

Recordings coming 2023

new album of accordion and ensemble compositions (Infrequent Seams)

Exploratory LP with Phill Niblock (Matière Mémoire)

Ulrich Krieger's Pelagic (room34)

James Ilgenfritz's Apophenia V (Infrequent Seams)

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