Tom Bench makes solo sound-play interrogations as Hardworking Families. Working with no-input mixer feedback, tapes, objects, and occasionally instruments, his intuitive textural adventures will coax your ears with visceral flavours. Radio Free Midwich described Tom Bench’s music as “abstracted sauces, performance as code, gristle, electronic manipulation and tape glitch.”
Tom has also produced sounds as Dylan Thomas (with Dylan Nyoukis), as Fedtschtschak (with Harvey Evident) and as Murmel Rot (with J Cottrell).
Hardworking Families contributed to the Opendoor Edition of Waywords and Meansigns in 2017, recording page 511 line 1 through page 511 line 36.