Lucas Artists Fellow

  • FROM : USA

Chris Chafe is a composer, improviser and cellist, developing much of his music alongside computer-based research. He is Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). CCRMA's SoundWIRE project involves live concertizing with musicians the world over. At IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time Internet collaboration. An active performer, virtually on the internet or physically present, his music reaches audiences in dozens of countries and sometimes at novel venues. Chafe’s simultaneous five-country concert was hosted at the United Nations in 2009. His works are available from Centaur Records and various online media. Charfe also produces gallery and museum music installations with "musifications" resulting from collaborations with artists, scientists and MD's. Recent work includes the Brain Stethoscope project, PolarTide for the 2013 Venice Biennale, Tomato Quintet for the transLife:media Festival at the National Art Museum of China and Sun Shot played by the horns of large ships in the port of St. Johns, Newfoundland.