Ben Ricketts and the Vanishing Imaginary Orchestra
Crosstown Arts presents Ben Ricketts and the Vanishing Imaginary Orchestra with opener Rachel Maxann in The Green Room.
Ben Ricketts is a composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, and educator based in Memphis, Tennessee. Originally from Corinth, Mississippi, Ricketts has crafted a body of work as diverse and eclectic as the influences and historical complexities that inform his creations. Whether as a solo artist, a member of an ensemble, or a sideman in the projects of his friends, Ricketts continues to explore sound and push the boundaries of each of his creative roles.
For this performance, Ricketts (piano/vocals/electronics) will be joined by the Vanishing Imaginary Orchestra, a small ensemble featuring Julia Rice (guitar), Dylan Van Zile (bass), and Kole Oakes (tapes/synthesizer/samples). This performance ensemble recreates and reimagines songs from Ricketts’ wide-ranging catalogue, bringing them to life with a mix of tight arrangements, adventurous improvisation, and expansive audio exploration. Local songwriter Rachel Maxann will be opening the show.