Ben Neill: Starting a Dub War
"I always want to have some kind of dialogue going on in my performances. In my 'solo' concerts with my video collaborator, there is a strong sense of dynamic interaction; we're actually improvising a movie and its soundtrack at the same time. The video impacts what I choose to play, and in turn, my playing activates the video. I can definitely see working with larger networked ensembles, especially now that I feel very comfortable with the interactive control of the mutantrumpet.
"Overall, I think the idea of jazz has to keep evolving, and hopefully I'm contributing to that progression."
Ben Neill, Night Science (Thirsty Ear, 2009)
Rhys Chatham, Die Donnergotter (Table of the Elements, 2006)
DJ Spooky, Riddim Warfare (Outpost, 1998)
DJ Spooky, Necropolis: The Dialog Project (Knitting Factory, 1996)
Ben Neill, Triptycal (Polygram, 1996)
Ben Neill, Green Machine (Astralwerks, 1995)
Ben Neill and David Wojnarowicz, ITSOFOMO (In the Shadow of Forward Motion) (Robi Droli, 1993)
David Behrman, Unforseen Events (XI, 1992)
David Behrman, Leapday Night (Lovely, 1990)
Page 1: Greta Nicholas
All Others: Courtesy of Ben Neill