Ben Grossman

Ben Grossman

Ben Grossman

Ben Grossman is a busy musician: improviser, studio musician, composer, noise-maker and audio artist. He works in many fields, having played on over 100 CDs, soundtracks for film and television, sound design for theatre, installations, work designed for radio transmission, and live performances spanning early medieval music to experimental sound art. Ben’s tools of choice are electronics, percussion, and, especially, the hurdy gurdy (vielle à roue), a contemporary electro-acoustic string instrument with roots in the European middle ages. He studied the instrument in Europe (with Valentin Clastrier, Matthias Loibner and Maxou Heintzen) and has also studied Turkish music in Istanbul. www.macrophone.org