Welcome to my blog/science experiment! My name is Ben Davis and I am a composer, educator, and trumpeter. This blog is based around the following challenge I have given myself: every day I will listen to a piece written by living people, largely under the age of 50, that I have never heard before. I gave myself this challenge to discover new, interesting music, bolster my abilities to write about music, and prevent stagnation of my musical tastes. My hope is that other people will be able to use my own expedition of contemporary musical voices as a resource to find new pieces, composers, and ensembles more easily. When I am not working on this blog, I spend my time as an active composer, educator, performer, and lover of music. If you feel so inclined, check out my website at http://www.bendaviscomposer.com to hear some of my own work.