Horizonal, New Album Out Now

Ben Neill's new album Horizonal is out now on Vienna based Audiokult Recordings. Read more about the album here.

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Horizonal is available on CD now for a limited time only.

The Demo

The Demo is an electronic opera by Mikel Rouse and Ben Neill. The piece is inspired by the remarkable story of computer pioneer Douglas Engelbart’s prophetic vision of a world interconnected through personal computers. His 1968 demo rolled out virtually all that would define modern computing including videoconferencing, text editing, and something called a "mouse." Using emerging digital technologies to explore live performance with interactive media and original music, The Demo reveals the origin of computing and the internet as a unique hybrid performance event.

The world premiere of The Demo was April 1-2, 2015 at the Bing Concert Hall as part of the Stanford Live series.

Press for the world premiere performances can be viewed here. Touring prospectus for The Demo can be viewed here