"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

SURROUNDSCAPES: The Future of Music

listen here for Ben's podcast interview with Graeme Harrison

Ghost Ensemble's Mountain Air is here! Listen and pre-order — music by Pauline Oliveros, Marguerite Brown, Teodora Stepančić

MAY 2022

Music For Your Inbox


Time Whorl Canyon

Get tickets by May 15!


Ghost Ensemble premieres new work by Catherine Lamb, Sky Macklay, Miya Masaoka, Ben Richter, Lester St. Louis

New compositions for Ensemble Linea, Jeonghyeon Joo, Music For Your Inbox, Ghost Ensemble, and accordion solo

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

Recordings: solo record (Infrequent Seams), LP/CDs with Phill Niblock (Matière Mémoire), Ulrich Krieger (room34)

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