| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Christopher Brown

Professor Emeritusat Mills College
United States
Focus area: Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification, Electronics, Experimental Music, Music, Musicology, Net Art, Sound, Acoustics, Writing, Literature, Poetry

CHRIS BROWN, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, makes music with self- designed sonic systems that include acoustic and electroacoustic instruments, interactive software, computer networks, microtonal tunings, and improvisation. His compositions are designs for performances in which people bring to life the musical structures embedded in scores, instruments, and machines.
Throughout his career he has composed solos for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, and for computer alone, using software he writes for his compositions and improvisations. Since 2005 he has written music in just intonation, often integrating rhythmic structures that parallel the proportions used in their tunings. Recordings of his music are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, Leo, and Artifact Recordings. He is a Professor Emeritus at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he taught electronic music, composition, theory, and ethnomusicology for 30 years. http://cbmuse.com

Journal Articles:

Talking Drum: A Local Area Network Music Installation

December 1999