Welcome to MaggotHouse - an outlet for the creative projects of Ben Neal

Ben is an Artist, Musician and Creative Technologist based in the West Midlands (UK) who makes "Noise, Art & Nonsense".

His sometimes humorous or noisy performances are innovative, deliberately awkward, and occasionally provocative. His artistic, audio-visual projects frequently revolve around music and utilise technical skills such as creative coding and gadgets.

He has a bad sense of humour and a taste for the obscure, but is actually quite nice and very normal. He's been described as "a talented and consummate creative force" and "at the cutting edge of technology, education and arts practice". He is an Artist Fellow at BOM.

Ben's work has been exhibited at National Film Theater (London), National Media Museum (Bradford), Vivid Projects (Birmingham), The Public (West Bromwich), Cambridge Junction, Odean Cinema (Dudley), Flatpack Film Festival (Birmingham), Millennium Point (Birmingham), Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham Open Media, Warwick Arts Center and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

His work has appeared as part of festivals in Europe including Sonar (Spain 2006-7), Supersonic (Birmingham 2014-15, 2009), Fierce (2014-15), Artsfest (Birmingham 2009-10, 2004), The Big Chill (Herefordshire 2007), Bath Guitar Festival (2007), Twilight Zone (Greece 2004), Contact Europe (Germany 2004) and AVIT (Leeds 2002, Brighton 2003). He has worked on projects exhibited at Tate Gallery (London), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham) and Birmingham City University.


Contact ben@maggothouse.co.uk
Bens Blog
MaggotHouse Blog

Now and then Ben writes something about something. Read about some things here.
MaggotHouse Music at Bandcamp
MaggotHouse Bandcamp

An ecclectic mix of music to listen to, buy and download from Ben's bedroom record label
Swoomptheeng
Swoomptheeng

Cartoon rave band, makers of MIDI instruments, computer games and more. Check out the work of Ben's audio-visual art collective
Meatfeast
Meatfeast
(formerly Jazz Thrash Assassin)

Avantgarde Metal/Hardcore band (now disbanded)
Bazooka Chicken
Bazooka Chicken

Long term codemy project producing childish nonsense since 1994
MaggotHouse YouTube
MaggotHouse YouTube Channel

YouTube videos including music videos, tech demos and other bits n bobs.
Psicon Lab
Psicon Lab

Freelance web design, multimedia, gadgets and workshops for the arts, music industry, education and small business
Phlumx
PHLUMX

Ben's VJ software developed for mixing videos at event (now a tad out of date but still a free download)