"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 performs

Ben Richter's REWILD

+ music by Lamb, Macklay, Masaoka, St. Louis

Mar. 24: Upperville, VA

Apr. 14: Baltimore, MD

Apr. 16: Amherst, MA

May 15-16: Los Angeles, CA

May 18: San Francisco, CA

May 19-20: Santa Cruz, CA

info & tickets


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

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

New York premiere of Ben Richter's Whistwights with Jeonghyeon Joo

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

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.