Benjamin Boone

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: Fresno

Benjamin Boone’s music has been performed in twenty-six countries, appears on twenty-five CDs, has been featured in film, and has been the subject of multiple national broadcasts on National Public Radio and Bayericher Rundfunk. His music has garnered over eighteen national/international honors and awards. Boone is currently composing a string quartet for the Verdi String Quartett (Germany), for presentation at their Festival Vielsaitig in Fussen, August 2016. Prior to this, he recently collaborated with U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Levine on the blending of his narration of 29 of his poems with music. Guest artists on the CD include jazz legends Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, and Greg Osby, among others. Boone also used excerpts from Levine’s recorded narrations to form an amplified narrative for his new orchestral work, Waterless Music. This work features full orchestra plus two amplified 44 quartet containers of water. Waterless Music was premeiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in June, 2015.

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