"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


recordings with Phill Niblock, Ulrich Krieger

solo works and more!

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