Ben Cosgrove is a composer, essayist, and multi-instrumentalist whose work is guided by his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. He has performed all over the country and released several well-received albums of original music, and his writing has appeared in Orion Magazine, Northern Woodlands, Appalachia, and other publications. Ben has collaborated with organizations including the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and he has held fellowships at Middlebury College, Harvard University, and the Vermont Studio Center. www.bencosgrove.com.
As the 2017-18 artist-in-residence with the New England National Scenic Trail – NET, Ben will compose and give performances along the trail corridor. The New England Trail is a long-distance hiking trail linking Long Island Sound to New Hampshire. www.newenglandtrail.org