"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

SURROUNDSCAPES: The Future of Music

listen here for Ben's podcast interview with Graeme Harrison


Nov. 8 Laramidia preview performance at On Distant Keys: Futuring Lab, Amherst, MA

Nov. 9 ASM Presents: Ghost Ensemble at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dec. 1 Loadbang premieres Ben's new work at the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession, New York, NY


Aurogeny, new double album of accordion and ensemble compositions, coming Dec. 2023 on Infrequent Seams

New compositions for loadbang and House on Fire Trio

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

Exploratory LP with Phill Niblock (Matière Mémoire)

Ulrich Krieger's three-album Aphotic series (room34)

James Ilgenfritz's Apophenia V (Infrequent Seams)

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