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Ben Levin Group


This is where I push my composition to its limits. 

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Ben Levin Group


This is where I push my composition to its limits. 

Ben Levin Group

This is where I push my Composition to its limits

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Albums


Each album tells a story.

Albums


Each album tells a story.

Our Concept Albums

each album tells a story, mostly abouT DEATH 

People, 1-10-2017 Mixed by Ben Levin/Produced by Ben Levin, Vince Welch, and Tim Doherty

People, 1-10-2017 Mixed by Ben Levin/Produced by Ben Levin, Vince Welch, and Tim Doherty

People

Acoustic songs about many different things

Life and Back, 2-26-16 Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

Life and Back, 2-26-16 Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

Life and Back

A disorienting hip hop album about growing up and back down again.

Freak Machine, 2015 Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

Freak Machine, 2015 Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

FREAK MACHINE

The album follow a caricature of a sexually frustrated young man who has fired a pistol into his brain.  The entire album takes place from the time the bullet enters his skull to the time it exits.

Sea Stories 2014 Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

Sea Stories 2014 Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

SEA STORIES


Sea Stories tells the tale of a man with a  sex addiction relaying his life story to his daughter for the first time.  I wrote and recorded this album in a month for the RPM challenge.   Click here to listen.

Invisible Paradise, 2012 Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

Invisible Paradise, 2012 Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

INVISIBLE PARADISE
 

A 40-minute piece about change.  The most beautiful and ugly moments are fleeting.  Click here to listen.


Pulse of a Nation, 2010 Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

Pulse of a Nation, 2010

Mixed/Produced by Vince Welch

PULSE OF A NATION
 

A 40-minute piece about the last moments of mankind.  It starts in a violent fury and ends in an embrace.    Click here to listen.

Departure, 2009 Mixed/Produced by Mark Endozo

Departure, 2009

Mixed/Produced by Mark Endozo

Departure

This album is a good snapshot of a young musician trying to find his own voice.  It's a fun and diverse collection of experiments.   Click here to listen.

We May Be Human, 2009 Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

We May Be Human, 2009

Mixed/Produced by Ben Levin

We May Be Human

This is my first step into the world of electronic music.  It's inspired by illness and machines.    Click here to listen.

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Our Live Show


In addition to playing our composed repertoire, we love to improvise stories for our audiences.

Our Live Show


In addition to playing our composed repertoire, we love to improvise stories for our audiences.

Our Shows

let's share a night together

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Visual Art


Meet Greg Bowen, our resident multimedia genius.

Visual Art


Meet Greg Bowen, our resident multimedia genius.

Multimedia Collaborations

with Greg Bowen

Context shapes the way we experience music.  A song you've heard a thousand times can feel completely different when it's raining or as the soundtrack to a movie.  I love collaborating with longtime friend/multimedia artist Greg Bowen, because he helps me offer new ways to enjoy my music.  He has made most of our album covers and music videos.  Most impressively, Greg illustrated a graphic novel score to the first half of our album Pulse of a Nation:

Press play on the track below and follow along with the book above.  Stay on the ZERO page until the speech starts and everything will make sense.  It's incredible!

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Band Members


Wonderful people.  They make my dreams come true.

Band Members


Wonderful people.  They make my dreams come true.

Band Members

These folks have brought life to hours of my music and I am so grateful to them

Me I play guitar and make this page slightly more symmetrical.   

Me

I play guitar and make this page slightly more symmetrical. 

 

Josh Friedman Josh Friedman plays keyboard.  We have been collaborating since we were little boys in high school.  Oy we've come so far together.  We also play Josh's music in his band "That One Eyed Kid." https://www.facebook.com/ThatOneEyedKid

Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman plays keyboard.  We have been collaborating since we were little boys in high school.  Oy we've come so far together.  We also play Josh's music in his band "That One Eyed Kid." https://www.facebook.com/ThatOneEyedKid

Courtney Swain Courtney Swain sings and occasionally screams.  She has a one of a kind voice and can sing in two microphones at once.  She is also the front-woman for Bent Knee.  http://www.bentkneemusic.com http://www.courtneyswain.com

Courtney Swain

Courtney Swain sings and occasionally screams.  She has a one of a kind voice and can sing in two microphones at once.  She is also the front-woman for Bent Knee.  http://www.bentkneemusic.com http://www.courtneyswain.com

Chris Baum  Chris Baum plays Violin.  He is one of those guys who plays in tune.  We see each other all the time because we are also in Bent Knee together. http://www.BentKneeMusic.com

Chris Baum 

Chris Baum plays Violin.  He is one of those guys who plays in tune.  We see each other all the time because we are also in Bent Knee together. http://www.BentKneeMusic.com

Ben Wallace-Ailsworth Gosh I don't recognize this guy....Oh wait, now I remember.  This is Ben Wallace-Ailsworth.  He's the drummer.  He knows how to apply the proper dose of stank to the music.  His solo project "If So, So What" is great:  https://www.facebook.com/ifsosowhat

Ben Wallace-Ailsworth

Gosh I don't recognize this guy....Oh wait, now I remember.  This is Ben Wallace-Ailsworth.  He's the drummer.  He knows how to apply the proper dose of stank to the music.  His solo project "If So, So What" is great:  https://www.facebook.com/ifsosowhat

Jed Lingat Jed Lingat plays bass and has a warrior's heart.  When he plays, people fan him off with their hands and say "woo."  Jed brings soulful groove to even the zaniest passages.

Jed Lingat

Jed Lingat plays bass and has a warrior's heart.  When he plays, people fan him off with their hands and say "woo."  Jed brings soulful groove to even the zaniest passages.