Ben Neill

Saturday, November 20, 1993. 9:00 pm

 

Ben Neill live at Roulette (excerpt) 1993

 

Ben Neill live at Roulette (full concert) 1993

Ben Neill

Saturday, November 20, 1993. 9:00 pm

Redesigned mutantrumpet with electronics/computer and visuals by Jim Conti.

Composer/performer Ben Neill is the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument, and is widely recognized as a musical innovator through his recordings, performances and installations. Neill’s music blends influences from electronic, jazz, and minimalist music, blurring the lines between digital media and acoustic instrument performance. Neill began developing the mutantrumpet in the early 1980s with synthesizer inventor Robert Moog. In 1992, while in residency at the STEIM research and development lab for new instruments in Amsterdam, Neill made a new, fully computer interactive version.