Respiration, Memory, Addiction

Respiration, Memory, Addiction (~11’) is a new work for piano commissioned by and developed in collaboration with Eric Huebner, who is the resident pianist at the New York Philharmonic and a member of SUNY Buffalo’s music faculty. The piece is a reflection on trauma and depression, specifically extending from my own experience of addiction to opioids in 2010.

Some musicians worry that tying musical expression to specific ‘real-world’ meanings can diminish some of what’s possible in music listening. I don’t disagree. And yet most of us have experienced a thought or a feeling…



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Ben Leeds Carson

Data-driven piano music. Post-secondary public education. Post-primary public wellness. Mindlessness therapy. <>