Ben Harper grew up in Australia before relocating to London. As well as making audio-visual installations, he has most recently been working as a composer with live electronic feedback (both analogue and digital), spoken word, and music designed for users of cochlear implants. His music, writing and visual art is based upon the conscious imitation of others to observe the nature of originality, and the removal of technique as a vehicle for musical expression.
His public appearances have been rare, seldom venturing out of his bunker in East London, where he nurses his obscurity, mistaking it for genius. Over the past twenty years he has succumbed to pressure on a handful of occasions to present some of his music or artwork to the public in a small gallery or bar.