TRANSMISSION ART ARCHIVE
"Ben Owen is an investigator, explorer and illustrator of the physical properties of the world we inhabit. His work across multiple media, including sound, video and, importantly, stone litho printmaking, is motivated by a desire to more deeply understand the inner life and character of the materials he works with, rather than an impulse to control or implement them. While Ben doesn't shy away from the use of the computer, he is much more interested in the rich dynamism of the structures and forces he investigates — electricity, light, ink, spacial acoustics, field recordings — than in the power and precision of software-driven techniques." - Morgan Packard
Ben Owen has presented work with The Kitchen, free103point9 Wave Farm, Millennium Film Workshop, the White Box Gallery, 106BLDG30, Tonic, Engine 27, the 6 & B Community Garden, Issue Project Room, Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia, and The Tank in New York; das kleine field recordings festival in Berlin, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Kichijoji Museum in Tokyo; as well as various ongoing radio programs on stations Resonance FM in London, WKCR Columbia University New York, Radia Network, and free103point9 in New York.
He has performed and in some cases recorded with tiptip, ting ting jahe, mpld, ea, Sawako, Civyiu Kkliu, The Beige Channel, Radio_Ruido, Bruce Tovsky, Richard Garet, Takefumi Naoshima, Scott Allison, Katherine Liberovskaya, Michelle Nagai, John Hudak, Tommy Birchett, Tianna Kennedy, Andy Graydon, Andy Hayleck, Ian Epps, Tom Roe, Shimpei Takeda, Kay Nishikawa, Bruce Tovsky, Patrick McGinley (Murmur), Hitoshi Kojo, Jack Wright, Bryan Eubanks, and Albert Ortega.
Owen has released audio works on winds measure recordings, addenda, unframed recordings, free103point9 Dispatch Series, Autumn Records, Petite Sono, Throat, Phonography.org, con-v, Frozen Elephants Music, Asthmatic Kitty, and room40.