Ben is a Grammy nominated creative technologist who imagines, designs and builds everything from electro-acoustic musical instruments to AI driven performances and tours. He specializes in the conception and implementation of advanced surround sound and interactive music systems. His recent work with Jacob Collier involved the creation of Collier’s signature Harmoniser and the development of his groundbreaking one-man-show, for which he was praised by the Guardian as “the Tonto’s Expanding Headband to Collier’s Stevie Wonder.” For his doctorate research at the MIT Media Lab, Ben worked with Composer/Professor Tod Machover, as sound designer for two recent operas; Schoenberg in Hollywoodand Pulitzer finalist Death and the Powers (a robot opera), as well as six City Symphonies, working with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano, Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Peter Oundjian. In addition he worked with the Metropole Orkest under Jules Buckley for Collier’s Djesse Vol. 1 album, and with Jacob as a core part of the Djesse project. He was nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy in 2021 for his mixing and engineering contributions to Djesse Vol. 3. Ben started recording and running live sound at age nine and has since worked on hundreds of projects in venues and studios all over the world, including Abbey Road, the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. He has crossed paths with many other artists, engineers and designers— from Björk to Ariana Grande, people seem to seek him out when there is a challenge that hasn’t been seen before, requiring novel, creative and highly customized solutions. Ben is passionate about finding human-centric experiences even when technology is abundant and predominant. In doing this he strives to interweave creative, technical, social, and logistical aspects of production, all necessary to craft compelling musical experiences for the present day and beyond.