Benjamin Carey

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Benjamin Carey is a Sydney-based composer, improviser and educator. He completed a PhD in interactive musical composition at the University of Technology Sydney in 2016, and is Lecturer in Composition and Music Technology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. Ben makes electronic music using the modular synthesiser, develops interactive music software and creates audio-visual works. His research and practice is concerned with musical interactivity, generativity and the delicate dance between human and machine agencies in composition and performance.

Ben has released five albums, including TRACK – Sumn Conduit (2020, self-released), ANTIMATTER (2019, Hospital Hill Records) and derivations | human-machine improvisations (2014, self-released). His work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally at numerous festivals and conferences including the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music (UK), the New York City Electronic Music Festival (USA), the Totally Huge New Music Festival (Australia), IRCAM Live @ La Gaité Lyrique (France), the Festival de Mùsica Electroacùstica (Chile), the International Computer Music Conference (Australia) and the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (USA, UK and Australia). Ben collaborates regularly with artists/ensembles such as Sonya Holowell, Zubin Kanga, Joshua Hyde, Jane Sheldon, Ollie Bown, Alon Ilsar, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney Chamber Opera, and many others.