Benjamin Nelson is an American reductive artist currently based in Vienna. His work is focused on dealing with objecthood, location, and perception through slowly moving and sometimes completely static sheets of sound, often meant to represent material objects and their environments. These sounds are further shaped by acoustic properties such as room reflections, as well as listeners’ perceptions, spatial locations, and hearing fatigue, which mirror the ambient environmental effects that can alter physical objects and our perceptions of them such as temperature, light, viewing angle, etc.
Sound as a physical presence. Motion within stasis. Not too much.