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MUSICIAN, WRITER, & LANDSCAPE ENTHUSIAST

Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America. Ben has performed in every U.S. state except Delaware and Hawaii, and held artist residencies and fellowships with institutions including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. His nonfiction has appeared in Orion, Taproot, Northern Woodlands, Appalachia, and other publications. He is based around New England.

Please read more about Ben and his work here.

 
 
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As the Artist at Sea on board R/V Falkor with the Schmidt Ocean Institute in 2016, Ben composed this piece inspired by the changing relationship between the ship's relative speed through water and its actual speed over ground.

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Interviews

On the side for the last few years, Ben has been recording and collecting some rambling conversations with writers, artists, musicians, conservationists, and others about how landscape and geography have influenced their lives and work. You can read the transcripts from a few of these here.

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