Somerset House Studios resident

Ben Vince

Musician and composer.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer whose live-looping improvised performances and recorded output have garnered attention and praise from across the musical spectrum. Through extended technique, electronic processing and an open-eared approach to collaboration, Ben's work spans free improvisation, DIY and dancefloor scenes in a strikingly original style.

His diverse recorded work has found imprints such as 33-33, Hessle Audio and Where To Now? and been lauded by such publications as Wire, Pitchfork and The Guardian. The records themselves explore sound indiscriminately, melting influences of jazz, minimalism, punk and electronica together.

Performing solo and in various outfits across Europe and beyond, Vince has built a reputation as a one-of-a-kind live force who can veer from invigorating instrumental exposition and hypnotic rhythmic experiments to heart-rendering melody centred in acoustically responsive ambience and is always in tune with the energy of a space.

Ben Vince's residency is supported by Jerwood Arts' Development Programme Fund as part of Sonic Terrains.