Rela Percussion explores the styles and textures of percussion instruments through the performance of contemporary percussion literature, indigenous and electronic music. Utilizing the marimba, vibraphone, congas, drum set, table in original compositions and standard repertoire, Rela has cultivated a new concept of the percussion quartet.
Ben formed Sproton Layer with brothers Roger (Mission of Burma) and Laurence (Larynx Zillions). Workshopping with Anthony Braxton, Ben joined Destroy All Monsters including Niagara, Ron Ashton (Stooges) and Michael Davis (MC5). Ben is a composer and studied saxophone with Ari Brown and Ken Vandermark. Recently, Ben has worked with dancers and with Glen Branca.