No Extra Notes

Ben Hjertmann
October 18, 2010, 12:47 am
Filed under: Composers


Ben Hjertmann

Born: July 26, 1985

Current Location: Chicago, Il



Ben Hjertmann is a Chicago-based composer, performer, and genre vagabond. He serves as Artistic Director for The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles in addition to performing as a vocalist with the group. Ben also moonlights in non-concert-music under the pseudonym Kong Must Dead.

His recent work has been performed and/or recorded by The Anubis Quartet, The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), The Callithumpian Consort, and The Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles. Hjertmann also premiered an unfixed piece for digital sound which was performed in collaboration with Zephyr Dance Company in 2009. Ben is currently a Doctoral Fellow in Composition at Northwestern University. His principal composition teachers have been Hans Thomalla, Jay Alan Yim, Lee Hyla, and David Vayo.

Music © 2010 Ben Hjertmann

Photograph © 2010 Stephanie Photakis

Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of No Extra Notes

Theme Music composed by Sarah Horick

Podcast © 2010 No Extra Notes

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