The Modeling Shift
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 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.
Dubbed a superior wizard of the theremin. An Austrian-born, New York based composer, producer and singer, Chrysler is the co-founder of the New York Theremin Society and founder of the first school for theremin, KidCoolThereminSchool. As much as the theremin is a tool in Chrysler’s electronic instrument arsenal, she’s also one the most visible thereminists spreading the gospel of this mysterious sounding instrument, which is basically played by massaging thin air.
Her latest record “Avalanche” has been produced by Anders Trentemøller and is released on his Label InMyRoom. Her compositions have been commissioned for the Venice Biennale, the MoMA Filmdepartment, Steirische HerbstFestival and CERN. Most recent composer residencies have been received by Pioneerworks NY, City of Bern, the Knightsbridge Foundation in Detroit and VillaTereze, Italy.
In 2016 she created and curated “Dame Electric” Festival Edition for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, featuring a sold out performance of electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.