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Chris Cree Brown

Composer, Publisher

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Born: 1953

Biography

Chris Cree Brown is an Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Canterbury. He has very diverse interests that 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.

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), Remote Presence (2008) and Viola Concerto (2016) were finalist compositions in the SOUNZ Contemporary Award, and he won the Award with Inner Bellow for Clarinet and Fixed Media in 2010.

Chris has written two major works about Gallipoli: a radiophonic work titled Pilgrimage to Gallipoli (2009) and Gallipoli Fragments for Piano Trio, Fixed Media and Images (2015).

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. He has also been involved with the SoundDome sonic arts organisation.

Chris was awarded the KBB/CANZ citation for services to New Zealand Music in 2010. In 2015 his piece Sound Barrel for euphonium and electronics was selected for performance at the ISCM World Music Days.

His work has been performed in many countries, including Australia, England, Finland, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, United States of America.


Composed (116)

'Cello

an electroacoustic soundscape (tape-loop) to go with photographs


8kms

an installation work involving electro-acoustic music


A Black Painting

an electroacoustic soundscape


A Frame of Mind

electriacoustic music score for film


A Gallery of Cats

for magnetic tape, 12m


A Piece

for piano


A Primitive Pathos (2)

music theatre for solo double bass


A Video/performance Work

electroacoustic music to go with a video/performance work by Mike Sulkowski


Aeolian Harp

a design for a giant music sculpture


Aeolian Harp Sounds

electroacoustic, 7m


Aeolian Harps

exhibition of two Aeolian Harps at the Auckland City Art Gallery


Airborne

electroacoustic film score for film of same name


Alphabet

music theatre for school group


Alphabet

music theatre for choir (22 voices), two musicians and soloist, 20m


An Island Eaten By Rats

electroacoustic music for film


Apnoea

electroacoustic work


Aramoana

an installation work involving electroacoustic music


Bars

electroacoustic music for dance


Black and White

for orchestra and tape, 14m


Blue for a Girl

electroacoustic music for film


Boulder Bank

a performance work, 5h


Branches from the Wishing Tree

electroacoustic music to accompany sculpture exhibition


Celestial Bodies

for orchestra, electro-acoustic sounds and images, 25m


Cellocution

sound installation, 10m


Confrontations

electroacoustic music for film


Construction, Connundrum, Con Moto

music theatre for 5 musicians


Crayfish Coast

electroacoustic music for film


Crystallography

an electroacoustic work based on a phoneic poem by Cilla McQueen


Dance I

electronic music for dance, 7m


Deep Music

for contrabassoon, tuba, double bass, piano, cymbal and conductor


Doldrums

for solo amplified cello, 7m


El Nino

for solo piano, 5m


Epitaph on a Tyrant

for solo soprano and choir


Exercise I

for magnetic tape


Forgotten Memories

for viola and orchestra, 10m


Hidden Bellow

for flute, 2 saxophonists and piano


Hymn

for unaccompanied SATB choir, 3m


Icescape

for orchestra, 8m


In Motion

electroacoustic music for video


In Real Time

a performance work with John Cousins and Colleen Anstey


In Sympathy

music-theatre-sculpture for solo trumpet, 7m


In Watermelon Days

for orchestra, 11m


Inner Bellow

for clarinet and tape


Inner Bellow arr. by Disasteradio & Jim Langabeer

Disasteradio & Jim Langabeer's arrangement for the 2010 Silver Scroll Awards


Iron Pebbles and Gold Dust

electroacoustic work, 12m


Islands Apart

electroacoustic music for film


Jurassic pond

for piano


Juxtapocluster

for flute, clarinet, violin, harpsichord and 2 pianists


Kai

electroacoustic music for video


La Nina

for solo piano


Linda

electroacoustic film score for film of same name directed by John Hyde


Memories Apart

for chamber ensemble, 12m


Munted

for large chamber ensemble


Music for a Birth

electroacoustic music to celebrate a birth


Music for a Wedding I

electroacoustic music to celebrate a wedding


Music for a Wedding II

electroacoustic music to celebrate another wedding


Music for Limbs

electroacoustic music for dance


No Ordinary Sun

for eight-channel fixed media


On Vision

electroacoustic film score for film


Open Country

electroacoustic score for film


Oxford Theme

For voice and piano; composed as theme music for a TV special, 5m


Palimpsest (after Marais)

for violin and piano


Palimpsest (after Marais)

for flute and piano


Piece

for school orchestra


Piece

for string orchestra and vibraphone


Piece

for piano, prepared tape and live electronics


Piece for Anzart

a performance sculpture work, 1h


Piece for Eighteen Strings

for string orchestra


Piece for Flute and Guitar

for flute and guitar


Piece for Solo Violin

for solo violin, 10m


Pilgrimage to Gallipoli

a Radiophonic work, 1h 25m


Pinball

music theatre for solo voice, 8m


Remote Presence

for solo piano


Seasonal Rounds

four rounds for school voices, 2m


Sleep

for clarinet, violin, 2 violas, double bass and piano accordion


Sound Barrel

for euphonium and fixed media electronics


Sound Cylinders

for flute and tape, 9m


Soundlines

for orchestra


Stalactite

This work for two guitars was commissioned by the New Zealand Guitar Duo


Stalagmite Music

for guitar


Still Life

for harp and guitar


Still Reverie

for flute and organ


Street

for magnetic tape


Study I

for magnetic tape


Study II

for magnetic tape


Study III

for magnetic tape


Sun Festival Sculpture

sound installation (musical sculpture on a raft)


The Clothesline

tape music for play


The Evening Post

music theatre for 10 soloists and (150+) choir


The Jade Tendrill

electroacoustic


The neap tides

for orchestra


The Solitude of the Ice

for alto flute (or wooden flute in C), treble recorder (doubling bass recorder) and cello


The Triumvirate

for piano trio


The Watertable

for flute (alto and bass) and tape, 9m


Three Pieces for String Quartet

for string quartet, 13m


Towards a Composition

for classroom instruments


Tuning the Harp

for mixed chamber octet


Two Maui Legends

music drama for Intermediate school children


Under Erebus

electroacoustic work, 15m


Waiting for Godot

for 2 horns, piano and string orchestra


Walk New Zealand

electroacoustic music for film


We need the System

music theatre work for four percussionists


Wild Iron

for school choir and corrugated iron


Willow Dance

an electroacoustic soundscape


Windscape

an electroacoustic work which uses aeolian harps sounds


Y2K Pacemaker

fanfare for orchestra, 3m