Ben Bertrand is a Belgian Bass Clarinetist and composer. Transforming his instrument’s natural sound by means of electronics, he creates live an hypnotic music. After releasing a first EP (Era/Area, Off-Record 2017) a « tiny masterpiece » according to Gonzo Circus Magazine, he toured in Belgium and Netherlands (Ancienne Belgique, Le Guess Who?, World Minimal Music Festival). His new LP « NGC1999 » had been released on les albums claus in May 2018 and had been part of the ninth MOJO playlist of 2018 with works of Brian Eno and Jim O’Rourke. His music has been broadcasted on the BBC and on NTS.
Ben Bertrand is armed with a bass clarinet and backed with sound effects, aiming in the direction of the contemporary classical section of your record collection. Dreamlike compositions (...)