In November 2018, Ben was part of a project run by Goldfield Productions to record the entire chamber music repertoire of Erika Fox.
“Erika Fox was born in Vienna in 1936 and came to England as a war refugee. Her highly distinctive musical style is a result of a childhood suffused with music of Eastern European origin; Chassidic music, liturgical chant embellished with heterophony, modal ancient melodic lines that have much in common with the folk music of Eastern Europe. A prolific composer, she studied with Harrison Birtwistle and Jeremy Dale Roberts and has a catalogue of 52 works showing a natural affinity for the human voice, for theatre and the stage.”
Ben, alongside Kate Romano (clarinet) and Richard Uttley (piano) recorded Erika’s piece, “Quasi Una Cadenza” for horn, clarinet and piano for NMC Records. The entire disc will be released in summer 2019.
Here, Ben is pictured with Kate Romano, Richard Uttley, Erika Fox (L-R) following the recording session at Stapleford Granary.