New 2CD AUROGENY out now — accordion, string quartet, & ensemble works

"consistently fascinating ... pulsating, scintillating music is realised brilliantly ... momentous results" Julian Cowley, The Wire

"epic symphony of accordion mastery ... some of the most powerful experimental music of the last 12 months or more" Noel Gardner, Buzz

"gargantuan, glacially paced, sprawling, fantastic" hypirestition ruins



Apr. 9 :: Amherst, MA

Ghost Ensemble at Y3K: Awakening, UMass (Masaoka/Oliveros)

Apr. 13 :: Washington, DC

Ghost Ensemble at WoCo Fest, Strathmore Mansion (Sky Macklay portrait concert)

Apr. 26 :: Philadelphia, PA

Ghost Ensemble at Bowerbird (Lamb/Rewild)

Apr. 27 :: New York, NY

Ghost Ensemble at Zürcher Gallery (St. Louis/Oliveros/Rewild)

May 10 :: Boston, MA

Ghost Ensemble at Goethe Institute (Bettendorf/Lamb/Rewild)

May 19 :: Hudson, NY

Ghost Ensemble at 24-HOUR DRONE (Niblock/Laramidia)

May 25 :: Brattleboro, VT

Ghost Ensemble at Epsilon Spires (Lamb/Rewild)


:: Rewild album with Ghost Ensemble

:: Blue Tapes album with previously unreleased accordion works

:: Dissolution Seedlings album with House On Fire Trio

:: Exploratory LP with Phill Niblock (Matière Mémoire)

:: Ghost Ensemble recording of James Ilgenfritz's Apophenia V (Infrequent Seams)

:: Ghost Ensemble recording of Catherine Lamb's interius/exterius (Another Timbre)

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

15 Questions interview with Tobias Fischer (text)

PRXLUDES interview with Zygmund de Somogyi (text)

KCBX Arts Beat: Ghost Ensemble's "Sensuous Sounds" interview with Melanie Senn and Sky Macklay (text/audio)

Other Minds Podcast: Ghost Ensemble interview with Joseph Bohigian and Sky Macklay (audio)

SURROUNDSCAPES: The Future of Music interview with Graeme Harrison (audio)

"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

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