Ben Cosgrove: Music of the Landscape.
July 31, 2017 | 7:30 pm
An evening of original, instrumental music about the North American landscape, presented by traveling composer-performer Ben Cosgrove.
Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist whose work considers the human relationship to landscape and place. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental work that straddles a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and as “compelling and powerful,” all presented with warmth, honesty, and “the easy familiarity of a troubadour.” From 2012 to 2014 Ben served as the Signet Artist-in-Residence Fellow at Harvard University, and he is a recipient of the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. He has also held residencies and fellowships at Acadia National Park, Isle Royale National Park, Middlebury College, the Vermont Studio Center, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and he spent a year as the artist in residence at White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine. For more about Ben and his work, please visit www.bencosgrove.com