Ben Houge


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Berklee College, Music Production, Technology, and Innovation

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2015

    Ben Houge has been developing audio for video games since 1996, including seven years at computer game pioneer Sierra in Seattle (USA) and four years at Ubisoft in Shanghai (China). Career highlights include his acclaimed string quartet score for Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (2001) and the innovative cellbased music deployment system he designed for Tom Clancy’s EndWar (2008). From 2004 to 2010, Ben lived in China, where he was active in the experimental sound scene. Previously he contributed Seattle’s new music community as a founding member of the Stranger Genius Award-winning Seattle School collective. He has recently produced a series of “food operas,” using video game techniques to score the indeterminate events of a fivecourse meal. Ben holds music degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Washington and currently teaches in the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation department at Berklee College of Music’s new campus in Valencia, Spain.


Last Known Location:


  • Valencia, Spain

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