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Neill, Ben

Composer and performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electroacoustic instrument, and is widely recognised as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances, and installations. His electronic opera The Demo, created with composer/performer Mikel Rouse, was premiered in April 2015 at Stanford University’s Bing Concert Hall. Neill has recorded nine CDs of his music on the Universal/Verve, Thirsty Ear, Astralwerks, Six Degrees, Ramseur, New Tone, and Ear-Rational labels. He has performed notably at the 2010 BAM Next Wave Festival, Lincoln Center, Cité de la Musique, Moogfest, Spoleto Festival, Umbria Jazz, Bang On A Can Festival, ICA London, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival. He has worked closely with many musical innovators including John Cage, La Monte Young, John Cale, Pauline Oliveros, Rhys Chatham, DJ Spooky, David Berhman, Mimi Goese, Page Hamilton, Nicolas Collins, and David Rothenberg. ITSOFOMO, his collaborative piece with the late artist David Wojnarowicz, has been presented widely in venues such as London’s Tate Modern, Los Angeles’ Armand Hammer Museum, and New York’s New Museum.