Ben Norton
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Background Singer, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I am a composer and multi-instrumentalist. I am classically trained and studied jazz for several years. Avant-garde and progressive best describe my musical style and tastes.

I'm hoping to start a jazz fusion group, with influences from avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical music, math rock, and progressive metal.

My avant-garde metal solo project Peculate can be found at:
Peculate.co
Fb(dot)com/Peculate

I also upload some of my compositions to my website:
BenNorton(dot)com/music

Screen name:
Ben Norton
Member since:
Sep 12 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
11
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

(Art Music)
Berg, Schoenberg, Dallapiccola, Messiaen, Elliott Carter, Nono, Stravinsky, Babbitt, Hanns Eisler, Nancarrow, Hans Werner Henze
(Jazz)
Tigran Hamasyan, Dapp Theory, Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Naked City, Ornette Coleman, Hiromi, Don Ellis, Stan Kenton, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, John Carter, Kneebody
(Metal)
Panzerballett, Ever Forthright, Animals as Leaders, Unexpect, Between the Buried and Me, Meshuggah, Mr. Bungle, Periphery, Last Chance to Reason, The Contortionist

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Upright bass:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Keyboards, guitar, bass