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Benjamin Phelps
October 25, 2010, 12:07 am
Filed under: Composers


Benjamin Phelps

Born: July 11, 1980

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA



Born in Sacramento, California, composer and percussionist Ben Phelps is currently earning a reputation as one of Southern California’s most exciting young musicians. His music has been heard from the Oregon Bach Festival to the Aspen Music Festival, and has been performed by the internationally acclaimed Verderh Trio, the UCLA Percussion Ensemble, the University of California Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Minnesota Orchestra, among many others.

Phelps is also an accomplished percussionist. He has been heard playing for such luminary composers as Steve Reich, Thomas Adès, and Michael Gordon Reich called Phelps’s performance of his Nagoya Marimbas “the best I’ve ever seen…and I don’t say that.”

His work with the pioneering theater company The Rogue Artists Ensemble has been called “enchanting” and “haunting” by the LAWeekly. A CD of Phelp’s music for the Rogues will be released in October in conjunction with the Rogue’s latest show, HYPERBOLE: origins.  Phelps holds a BA and MA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a DMA from the University of Southern California.

Overture Maximus ©2007
Ben Phelps Quartet ©2002

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