Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America. Ben has performed his "electric and exhilarating" instrumental music 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. In 2018 and 2019 he has worked as the touring keyboardist/accordionist for the Ghost of Paul Revere, and has also collaborated with other local acts including Max Garcia Conover, the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, and Palaver Strings.
His last album "Salt," which compares feelings of ungroundedness, loss, and confusion to coastal 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 Sound of Boston and Red Line Roots deemed it one of the best releases of the year.