introducing Ben Bertrand

Presenting his release on 16th February: Ben Bertrand is a Brussels-based bass clarinetist who evolved in the Belgian contemporary/classical scene. He imagined a device that enables him to transform the natural sound of his instrument into electronic ones, allowing him to create loops and orchestrations for solo performance. For his first EP, Era/Area (Off Records, February 2017), he arranged a collection of themes drawn from a wide range of places and ages – from a pygmy song to an ancient crusaders' melody dedicated to the lost Jerusalem passing by a Gavin Bryars's piece – merging them into a subtle, fascinating and hypnotic musical object.

Ben Bertrand