Benjamin Sabey

          "There is no sense of formalism, of merely sounding or resounding shapes for their own sake. Yet the sound is almost fiercely controlled by what we might call an imposed functionality, although one that rarely rises to the surface.  It feels submerged just beneath a flickering surface.  Still, the language of each work has its distinct dialect, which, like all strongly regional dialects, subverts the 'rules' (of grammar, syntax, conjugation, etc.) to fluid, colorful idiomatic expressivity.  'Merely' linguistic structure submits to sonorous personality...."  continue reading

- from liner notes by Michael Hicks

recent projects...

Ecstatic Aspen recorded by Hilary Demske
Phoenix for violin and live interactive electronics. Recorded by Felix Olschofka
Voyage: a madrigal for the Neue Vocalsolisten
Owl for the Arditti Quartet