|Ben Azarm's work asserts certain arcane sense of approach in examining
quotidian imprints of the 'institutionalized' culture. ...His aesthetic
models are drawn from fabricated and artificial rendition of epics related
to the transgressive edge of the Apollonian reality - Rockford files, Heidi
Fleiss, Las Vegas, etc.
In the context of sonic parity he treats composition as a Dionysian medium
for sonic mutation to induce a shift in pre-perceived aural 'meaning'.
He studied experimental music composition with Robert Ashley, David
Behrman, and Gordon Mumma at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills
College. He received his MFA in electronic music composition in 1982.
His compositions have been extensively featured by numerous ensembles
during the past twenty years.|