Chris Brown

Sunday, December 5, 2004. 8:30 pm

Chris Brown

Sunday, December 5, 2004. 8:30 pm

The composer performs two recent pieces for piano and interactive computer processing: Retrospectacles and Shuffle. These works investigate reflections and transformation of sound; response and surprise to the performative gesture; playing the relationship between improviser and virtual narrative.

Following early training as a classical pianist, Brown turned to inventing and building a personal electronic instrumentation. At first these were amplified acoustic devices then he went on to build analog circuits that modified their sounds, and custom-made computer systems that interactively transformed them. He is well known as a pioneer in internet/network-based performance, and as a writer and educator (Mills College). www.cbmuse.com/look