Live-streamed on Tune Inn 8, February 27th , 2021
Aire Nuevo – Música Musa
A nice recording credit for the Dog House Studio! Kenji Fukushima recorded his guitar tracks in the Riondel studio last January, and we sent them off to Hans in Mexico City for mixing. So inspiring to be part of an international collaboration! Kenji’s guitar is heard on: track 5; Inspiración 17:01 track 6; Música Musa 19:34
A Dream of Tulum
A Dream of Tulum by Ben Johnson A “dreamscape” produced with field recordings from Tulum (Q. Roo) and Merida (Yucatan), Mexico. The Caribbean Sea breeze playing the strings of an Aeolian harp, a Guitarrón surreptitiously plucked, a Mayan ritual re-enactment. released 24 June 2014 Caty Petersen (Aeolian harp), Indira Beatrix (laughter).
the Afterbuzz Veena
Building a MIDI controller in the form of a synth-string instrument (ie: held like a guitar) which controls MIDI-enabled music apps on the docked-in iPhone. This project has been in the conceptual stages of development since June 2011. Now in 2014 it is finally coming together!
The Hands That Fed Me
This 4-minute short film, created for the food film contest over at realfoodmedia.org, represents my first original film score! Narrated by Lee Reidl – all audio recorded, performed and edited by Ben Johnson – and with a tight deadline too. Let me know what you think!
Who’s in the Studio?
Guess who’s in the Dog House Studio?
Refractions Vol. 2 (Adham Shaikh, 2013)
Featuring a remix of Desert Dub by Xopianoi: Ben Johnson, the oudist on the original track.
Tipi Camp ‘Tribute’ (2012)
Produced by Farley Curzons, Recorded & Engineered by Will Chapman, Daniel Silakiewicz and Ben Johnson, This album also features the voice of Peter Duryea, the Founder of Tipi Camp. Ben contributed tabla performance on Track 1: “Awakenings” and drum set percussion on track 6: “The Groove”.
5 Lb. Hammer (Howlin’ Dan & the Riondelics, 2009)
Produced by D.G. Silakiewicz & Ben Johnson, 5 Lb. Hammer features Ben Johnson on drums throughout, and on keyboard accordion on the Blues-Tango number ‘Hey Cinderella’.
Embark (Vi An, 2007)
Vi An is an improvisational Gu Zheng virtuoso. Vi An’s ‘Embark‘ marks the first album to feature tracks composed and produced by Ben Johnson: Track 9 ‘Yangucho’, and Track 10 ‘Goddess And Messenger’.