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  • Chris Chafe

    Chris Chafe

    Duca Family Professor

    BioChris Chafe is a composer, improvisor 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). At IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time internet collaboration. CCRMA's SoundWIRE project involves live concertizing with musicians the world over. Online collaboration software including jacktrip and research into latency factors continue to evolve. An active performer either on the net or physically present, his music reaches audiences in dozens of countries and sometimes at novel venues. A simultaneous five-country concert was hosted at the United Nations in 2009. Chafe's works are available from Centaur Records and various online media. Gallery and museum music installations are into their second decade with "musifications" resulting from collaborations with artists, scientists and MD's. Recent works include Tomato Quintet for the transLife:media Festival at the National Art Museum of China, Phasor for contrabass and Sun Shot played by the horns of large ships in the port of St. Johns, Newfoundland. Chafe premiered DiPietro's concerto, Finale, for electric cello and orchestra in 2012.

  • Christopher Costanza

    Christopher Costanza

    Artist in Residence, Music

    BioCello Studies with Bernard Greenhouse, Laurence Lesser, David Wells. Winner, 1986 Young Concert Artists’ International Auditions in New York. Recipient, 1993 Solo Recitalists’ Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Solo and chamber music performances in over forty of the United States, throughout Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Participant in numerous summer festivals, including Marlboro, Santa Fe, Seattle, and Vancouver. Participation in several Music from Marlboro tours. Radio broadcasts on WFMT in Chicago, National Public Radio in the U.S., and on the CBC in Canada. Former member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Chicago String Quartet, resident faculty quartet of the Taos School of Music in New Mexico.