Benjamin Lanz is a Trombonist, Multi-instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, and Songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the band Beirut, touring member of the band The National and band member for Sufjan Stevens, as well as a collaborator with many other groups and musicians. Benjamin is also a champion of new music for the trombone, commissioning and performing new works around the world. As well, he is an in demand performer composer, writing and performing pieces for solo and chamber ensembles, often incorporating live electronics and processing. Outside, but not disconnected from these pursuits, Benjamin fronts two main songwriting projects, LNZNDRF, a Kraut/Psych band with Bryan and Scott Devendorf and Aaron Arntz and an experimental pop solo project, Hoferlanz.