Linux Audio Conference 2012
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
April 12-15 @ CCRMA, Stanford University, CA, USA

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Chris Chafe

Chris Chafe


CCRMA / Stanford


Chafe is a composer, improvisor, cellist, and music researcher with an interest in computers and interactive performance. He has been a long-term denizen of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics where he is the center's director and teaches computer music courses. Three year-long periods have been spent at IRCAM, Paris, and The Banff Centre making music and developing methods for computer sound synthesis. The SoundWIRE project launched in 2000 involves real-time Internet concertizing with collaborators the world over. New tools for playing music together and research into latency factors continue to evolve. An active performer either on the net or physically present, his music is heard in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The five countries "Resonations" concert was hosted by the United Nations in Nov., 2009. CD's of works are available from Centaur Records. Gallery and museum music installations are continuing into their second decade with biological, medical and environmental "musifications" featured as the result of collaborations with artists, scientists and MD's. Recent new works include TQ11 "tomato quintet" for the transLife:media Festival at the National Art Museum of China and Phasor for contrabass and electronics.

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