- Chris Cree Brown
- Born: 1953
- Fully Represented SOUNZ Composer
Chris Cree Brown is an Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Canterbury. His main interests include conventional instrumental composition, electroacoustic and computer music, and inter-media art.
He has twice been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, has twice been appointed Composer-in-Schools and has written a number of film scores.
His recent exhibitions include The Dinner exhibited in the Physics Room in collaboration with Fiona Gunn, and his recent compositions include Forgotten Memories for Viola and Orchestra (commissioned by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), and Remote Presence for Piano commissioned by Peter Nagy and Inner Bellow, commissioned by Gretchen La Roche.
Along with Icescape, for orchestra, is an electro-acoustic work, Under Erebus that were a result of his trip to Antarctica under the Artists to Antarctica programme run under the auspices of Antarctic New Zealand and with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.
Memories Apart (2002), Icescape (2003) and Remote Presence (2008) were finalist compositions in the Sounz Contemporary Music Awards.
He has a strong interest in musical sculptures, and his Aeolian harps were exhibited in 2002 in the Christchurch Botanical gardens as part of the Art and Industry Scape Biennale.
Chris was awarded the KBB/CANZ citation for services to New Zealand Music in 2010
His work has been performed in many countries, including Australia, England, Finland, Hungary, France, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, United States of America.Source: Christopher Cree Brown, July 2010
|A Black Painting an electroacoustic soundscape|
|A Primitive Pathos (2) music theatre for solo double bass|
|Aeolian Harp a design for a giant music sculpture|
|Black and White for orchestra and tape|
|Deep Music for contrabassoon, tuba, double bass, piano, cymbal and conductor|
|Duo for Violin and Cello|
|In Sympathy music-theatre-sculpture for solo trumpet|
|Music for Limbs electroacoustic music for dance|
|Piece for Anzart a performance sculpture work|
|Piece for Eighteen Strings for string orchestra|