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I love to perform-compose and share/be involved with forms of community-making and creative ensembles music.
The instrument that consistently resonates my being is the bass:
(I play the double bass tuned in 5ths;
the electric bass in multiple tunings;
often with FX;
and a wee bit of D-violone)
I also LOVE the voice and lyrics and the possibilities of liner notes...
How might we co-create sound communities and give life to future generations?
I've also recently been studying music festivals as sites of ecological rengeneration

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home in accompanying with low frequencies,
seeking gravities/light that sustain soil~
how are you? here here here, 

 

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Short Bio

I grew up on a music farm called Westben, near the small town of Campbn the traditional territory of the Mississauga, close to a small town called Campbellford in Canada. There I saw a community arise and flourish around many diverse instantiations of music, never distancing itself too far from its environment. I’ve tried never to forget this “sliding-door-opening-outside-being-part-of-the-music-itself” metaphor on my own music making path.
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Maybe stop. And what do you hear where you are right now?

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Ben Finley is a performer-composer specializing in acoustic bass and electric bass (in multiple tunings and with effects). He grew up on a music festival farm (Westben) witnessing many ecosystems of music-making. Ben aims to cultivate music that embraces the unique individual life experiences of its participants. This often manifests through improvisation, hybrid texts, the human voice, electro-acoustic worlds, learning from the biosphere, community projects, and exploring multi-stylistic compositional frameworks. Ben is the creative director of the Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity’s international/multi-generational Performer-Composer Residency. He is a current PhD candidate of Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of Guelph, composing-improvising creative ensemble music and studying music festivals as sites of ecological restoration.


 
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I currently participate in many projects, some of which you can check out on this site. 

Please reach out if you'd like.

Thank you for visiting.


 
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