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Chris Cree Brown

Composer, Performer, Publisher

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Born: 1953

Biography

Chris Cree Brown is currently a freelance Composer and Sonic Artist. In 2018, he retired from his position as 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.

In August 2018, he has been granted the University of Otago Wallace Trust Residency at the Pah homestead in Auckland, and in 2019, he has been invited to teach/assist in teaching Masters students at the musikhochschule in Lubeck, Germany for the northern summer semester.

He has twice been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, has twice been appointed Composer-in-Schools, has won two prizes in the Wellington Youth Orchestra's Young Composers Competition, and has written a number of film scores. In 1986, he received the CANZ Trust Fund Award and in 2010, he received the CANZ KBB Award for services to New Zealand Music.

Memories Apart for chamber ensemble (2002), Icescape for orchestra (2003), Remote Presence for piano (2007) and the Viola Concerto (2015) were finalist compositions in the Sounz Contemporary Music Awards, and in 2010 he won the award with Inner Bellow, for Clarinet and Fixed Media.

Along with Icescape for orchestra, is an electro-acoustic work, Under Erebus that were both a result of a 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).

He has a strong interest in Aeolian harps and in 2002 exhibited a design in the Christchurch Botanical gardens as part of the Art and Industry Scape Biennale. Recordings of Aeolian Harps sounds feature in many of his works.

He has attended, presented work and represented New Zealand in many festivals and conferences, including the International Computer Music Association (Aarhus 1994), and the International Society for Contemporary Music (Slovenia, 2015), and .the Asian Composers League (Taiwan 2015).

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


Composed (126)

'Cello

electroacoustic


8kms

installation with electroacoustic music


A Black Painting

electroacoustic


A Frame of Mind

electroacoustic


A Gallery of Cats

for tape, 12m


A Piece

for piano


A Primitive Pathos (2)

for double bass


A Video/performance Work

electroacoustic


Aeolian Harp

design for a sculpture


Aeolian Harp Sounds

electroacoustic, 7m


Aeolian Harps

exhibition


Airborne

electroacoustic


Alphabet

music theatre for school group


Alphabet

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


An Island Eaten By Rats

electroacoustic


Apnoea

electroacoustic


Aramoana

installation with electroacoustic music


Bars

electroacoustic


Black and White

for orchestra and tape, 14m


Blue for a Girl

electroacoustic


Boulder Bank

performance work, 5h


Cantankostrepulance

for solo violin, 2m


Celestial Bodies

for orchestra, electroacoustic sound and images, 25m


Cellocution

sound installation, 10m


Confrontations

electroacoustic


Construction, Connundrum, Con Moto

music theatre for 5 musicians


Crayfish Coast

electroacoustic


Crystallography

electroacoustic


Dance I

electroacoustic, 7m


Deep Music

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


Doldrums

for amplified cello, 7m


Dream Compass

for chamber ensemble, 11m


Dry Rain

for flugelhorn and piano, 6m


Duo for Violin and Cello

for violin and cello


Duo for Violin and Viola

for violin and viola, 8m


El Nino

for piano, 5m


Epitaph on a Tyrant

for soprano and choir


Exercise I

for tape


Faultlines

for solo violin


Forgotten Memories

for viola and orchestra, 10m


Gallipoli Fragments

for piano trio, electroacoustic sounds and images, 30m


Hidden Bellow

for flute, 2 saxophones and piano


Hymn

for unaccompanied SATB, 3m


Icescape

for orchestra, 8m


In Motion

electroacoustic


In Real Time

performance work


In Sympathy

music-theatre-sculpture for trumpet, 7m


In Watermelon Days

for orchestra, 11m


Inner Bellow

for clarinet and tape


Iron Pebbles and Gold Dust

electroacoustic, 12m


Islands Apart

electroacoustic


Jurassic pond

for piano


Juxtapocluster

for flute, clarinet, violin, piano and harpsichord


Kai

electroacoustic


Kite Flying at Doctor's Point

for bass recorder


La Nina

for piano


Linda

electroacoustic


Memories Apart

for chamber ensemble, 12m


Munted

for large chamber ensemble


Music for a Birth

electroacoustic


Music for a Wedding I

electroacoustic


Music for a Wedding II

electroacoustic


Music for Limbs

electroacoustic


Night Shadows

for flute and viola, 7m


No Ordinary Sun

electroacoustic


On Vision

electroacoustic


Open Country

electroacoustic


Oxford Theme

for voice and piano, 5m


Palimpsest (after Marais)

for violin and piano


Palimpsest (after Marais)

for flute and piano


Piano Piece '86

for piano


Piece

for school orchestra


Piece

for string orchestra and vibraphone


Piece

for piano, prepared tape and live electronics


Piece for Anzart

performance sculpture, 1h


Piece for Eighteen Strings

for string orchestra


Piece for Flute and Guitar

for flute and guitar


Piece for Piano and String Quartet

for piano and string quartet


Piece for Solo Flute

for flute, 5m


Piece for Solo Violin

for violin, 10m


Piece for Viola and Rubbish Tin

for viola and rubbish tin


Pilgrimage to Gallipoli

radiophonic work, 1h 25m


Pinball

music theatre for solo voice, 8m


Remote Presence

for piano


Seasonal 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

for two guitars


Stalagmite Music

for guitar


Still Life

for harp and guitar


Still Reverie

for flute and organ


Street

for tape


Study I

for tape


Study II

for tape


Study III

for tape


Sun Festival Sculpture

sound installation


The Clothesline

for tape


The Evening Post

music theatre for 10 soloists and (150+) choir


The Jade Tendril

electroacoustic


The neap tides

for orchestra


The Solitude of the Ice

for flute, recorder and cello


The Triumvirate

for violin, cello and piano


The Watertable

for flute and tape, 9m


Three Pieces for Piano

for solo piano, 15m


Three Pieces for String Quartet

for string quartet, 13m


Towards a Composition

for classroom instruments


Tuning the Harp

for chamber octet


Two Maui Legends

music drama for Intermediate school children


Two Pieces for Solo Cello

for cello, 10m


Under Erebus

electroacoustic, 15m


Viola Concerto

for viola and orchestra, 27m


Waiting for Godot

for 2 horns, piano and string orchestra


Walk New Zealand

electroacoustic


We need the System

for four percussionists


Wild Iron

for school choir and corrugated iron


Willow Dance

electroacoustic


Windscape

electroacoustic


Y2K Pacemaker

for orchestra, 3m


Zephyr

for solo piano, 21m