The esteemed composer. Photo by Danette Davis

Ben McAllister

Guitarist | Composer

Upcoming Events

Medicine Hat w/Give and Chimestone

Royal Room, Seattle | November 17, 2023

Our 90s angular hardcore band is reuniting for the first time in 15, for only the second time since our peak in the 90s. We're pretty excited to be getting together to play the classics from this record. Though we no longer look like we did this time we were 'on tv' - we are still pretty smokin hot, I promise. We will be sharing more here and on the socials as we get closer to show time. Thanks to brother Chris Friel for his positive vibes in getting us together.

Recent Activity

Danette Davis's thoughts on Seattle Guitar Circle and Guitar Cult's September 2023 show

Danette Davis's thoughts on our July 2023 duo show

Scores and Parts for 3 pieces - Askance, The Rock and Land Bridge Approach - are now available through Stropes Editions, March 2022

Track for Land Bridge Approach available, Nov 2021

My music featured on Wayward in Limbo audio stream, July 2021

Alberto Whitmer, Zach Tremblay, and Max Foreman perform "The Rock (for 3 Guitars)" by Ben McAllister, Spring 2021.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students Max Foreman, Alberto Whitmer, and Zach Tremblay perform "Askance" by Ben McAllister, Fall 2020.

Medicine Hat TV appearances (from 1994) on YouTube


The Guitar Cult: My electric guitar ensemble.

Scores and Parts available through Stropes Editions

Previous projects

Degenerate Art Ensemble | Tuktu | Wizard Prison | C'mon C'mon | Medicine Hat


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Past Events

Guitar Cult and Seattle Guitar Circle

Royal Room, Seattle | Thursday, September 21

(Poster by Mike Strassburger)

Ben McAllister Solo + Duet w/Neil Wilson + Audience composition experiment #2

The Chapel, Seattle | Friday July 21, 2023, 8pm

Ben McAllister Solo show + Big Audience Composition Experiment

Friday October 14, 2022 7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle