Albums as leader/soloist/producer/etc.

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Aeroliths (countermonumental)

Slow Tone Collages, July 2022

"Aeroliths (countermonumental) is an early 2022 snapshot of ongoing work with electro-acoustic trumpet performance in real and unreal spaces—a series of live improvisations, paced for slow thinking, assembled into sound objects that loom, fade, burn; imposing at the boundaries of thingly tangibility."

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having becames

Whitelabelrecs eRecords, April 2022

"It’s another solo vibraphone record, in the vein of last year’s Uncommonplacing, but also an exploration of what lo-fi recording means for an instrument like this, coupled with preparations and subtle electronic warmth. I like to think it brings you in close before unsealing and unsettling you."

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Outlands

Lurker Bias, October 2021

Released as Demiurgent


Cassette & digital release

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Demiurgent

Fallen Moon Recordings, August 2021

This isn’t meant to be a philosophy lesson, just some context, some light provocation. The goal has been to fold several reels of real together: live improvised performances, field recordings, studio manipulations, analog and digital instruments, over and over, in order to make something that felt more dwellable, with more capacity for vitality at times, more space to reflect, to make trouble and stay with it in a contained way, than some recent reality. It is, of course, also highly imperfect.


Video accompaniments can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEFSK-Pq-wOYaqyWokvTJU7R8gkQr-Q6a

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Uncommonplacing

Self-released, March 2021

"Songs and improvisations recorded at home, to help get reacquainted with a new instrument friend and give the days some bright spots."

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A War Of The Worlds

Self-released, November 2020



"No one would have believed in the first years of the 21st century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than our own...” 


Electronic soundtrack for "A War Of The Worlds", an audio drama production by Theater In The Dark bringing the classic story of alien terror into 21-st century Illinois...

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Fifth Season

Amalgam Records, June 2020 - With Mabel Kwan, Eli Namay, Adam Shead

"The music of Fifth Season, in particular, enables active collaboration and creativity through setting up improvised contexts via narrative text. By using long-form prose descriptions of gestures and textures, the forms of the music are guided yet open-ended, and content is constantly made anew in the moment."

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Anedition

Pan Y Rosas Discos, April 2020 - With Ishmael Ali, Judith Berkson, Josh Davidoff

"Detritus. Emissions. Ozone. Artifice. Tactful, inopportune nothing. An edition of a cross coastal electroacoustic collaboration, for one night only."

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intra.incarn

Dinzu Artefacts, February 2019

"A masterful trumpet solo that produces swaths of molding sound subject to the limits of analog technology."



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Sun-Chewer

I Low You Records, May 2018

"Ben makes noises in Chicago. He has been sleeping on these ones for some time. Or rather, they have been sleeping. A Microkorg, gradually gaining awareness of coming catastrophe, sighed in its bones and rattles crackled out with the long sweep of coronal flares. Like its cosmic older sibling, they aspire to create disruptions in fields, growing until its desire to consume and ripple and distort and overwhelm is no longer a negation but a dense affirmation too thick and unstratified to be contained in life as we know it, so that the digital air catches fire."


Accompanying video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh7qQ3ZL2AM

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Thing Than Another

Weekend EP Project, February 2018

"Thinking about a piece of music for months and then producing it in a few days in a small explosion? Honestly, that’s how I work often, too often. But here, I’ve delved into softwares I’ve either recently built or used, and dug into my own personal archives of sounds of the world to instrumentalize them. It’s a time-honored tradition but one that never seems to exhaust itself, for there is so much world and so much to do and grow in it."

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worksworn

Self-released, December 2017

"Fields of sounding possibilities where a beat folds into a horn folds into a wash of pads folds into noise."