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.