"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

DECEMBER 2022

Ghost Ensemble premieres

Ben Richter's REWILD

+ music by Lamb, Macklay, Niblock, Oliveros, Piilonen

Dec. 16: Amherst, MA

Dec. 19: New York, NY (Richter)

Dec. 20: New York, NY (Lamb/Oliveros)

Dec. 21: New York, NY (Niblock)

info & tickets

COMING SOON: 2022-23


New compositions for Ghost Ensemble, loadbang, 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.