Ben Neill

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Ben Neill is a composer/performer and inventor of the Mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. The Mutantrumpet was originally developed with Robert Moog and subsequently at STEIM in Amsterdam with Van Laar Trumpets. Neill’s extensive discography includes releases on the Verve, Thirsty Ear, Astralwerks, and Six Degrees labels. Performances have included BAM Next Wave Festival, Lincoln Center, Whitney Museum, Getty Museum, Big Ears Festival, Moogfest, Spoleto Festival, Umbria Jazz, Bang On A Can Festival, ICA London, Vienna Jazz Festival, Bing Concert Hall, Edinburgh Festival, and many others. Neill has been a close associate of La Monte Young since the early 1980’s, leading many international performances of Young’s music. He has worked closely with many innovative musicians and artists including David Berhman, John Cage, John Cale, Rhys Chatham, Nicolas Collins, DJ Spooky, Mimi Goese, King Britt, Pauline Oliveros, and David Wojnarowicz. He is a Professor of Music at Ramapo College of New Jersey.

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