Ben Hovey / HoveyKraft

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  • Asheville, NC 28801

Trumpet/keyboard player, synthesist, and sonic scientist Ben Hovey blends his artistry as an accomplished traditional musician with a deep knowledge of music technology, into a truly rare talent. Fusing electronica with soul, dub, jazz, hip-hop, and world music has taken him from Ultra Music Festival in Miami, to Earthdance in San Francisco, to Burning Man and beyond. Living in Asheville, NC has greatly nurtured his musical opportunities with its vibrant music scene and support of his original fusion. Ben is reinventing what is possible in live performance by synergizing the musician and DJ archetypes. As he plays trumpet with his right hand, he harmonizes on keys with his left, makes live loops with his feet, while seamlessly remixing and manipulating samples with these live performances. This adventurous approach to improvisation leads to an unmatched ever-changing organic electronic soundscape. Whether he is performing under his own moniker as a soothing backdrop for an art gallery or elegant dining experience, or rocking a dance floor as HoveyKraft, you can be sure Ben will be pushing past the boundaries of genre into infinite possibility