Mimi Goese and Ben Neill

Dream pop vocalist Mimi Goese and composer and trumpeter Ben Neill create an otherworldly blend of glitch beats, deep sub bass, and reflective, often surreal lyrics. Last at BAM as part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival to present music-theater piece Persephone, the duo’s latest work is grounded in the sounds of Neill’s self-designed “mutantrumpet” and his electroacoustic explorations with fractal equations and Hudson River environmental data. Bolstered by Goese’s captivating vocals, the results are ambient textures informed in equal parts by sensuality and technology.