Ben Cosgrove Landscape Composer

04/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ben Cosgrove Landscape Composer live at the Highland Lodge.

Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose "compelling and beautiful" instrumental music is inspired by landscape, place, and ecology. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental work that straddles a line between folk and classical music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances are at once dazzling and intimate: music that has been described as “stunning” and as “compelling and powerful,” all presented with warmth, honesty, and “the easy familiarity of a troubadour.”

His 2017 album "Salt," which compares feelings of ungroundedness and confusion to landscapes of flux and ambiguity, was described by Seven Days as a "majestic entry into the composer's catalog... replete with near-imperceptible embellishments and forward-thinking concepts." Junction Magazine called the album "a poetry of tones and turns and motion and play that transcends the gross signification of everyday language," and both Red Line Roots and Sound of Boston deemed it one of the best releases of the year.

From 2012 to 2014 Ben served as the Signet Artist-in-Residence Fellow at Harvard University, and he is a recipient of a St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. He has also held residencies and fellowships at Acadia National Park, Isle Royale National Park, Middlebury College, the Vermont Studio Center, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and he spent a year as the artist in residence at White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire and Maine. In 2017-18 he is creating new work in partnership with the New England Trail, a long-distance hiking trail connecting New Hampshire to Long Island Sound.

For more about Ben's work, including a full biography and audio samples, please visit his website at or watch videos.

Come enjoy live music and food pairings with original compositions from landscape-inspired composer Ben Cosgrove.