Chris Chafe is a composer/cellist with an interest in the computer as an aid to music composition and performance. He has been a long-term denizen of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University where he teaches courses in computer music and directs the center, also having served as Chair of the Department of Music from 1994-97. His doctorate in music composition was completed at Stanford in 1983 with prior degrees in music from the University of California at San Diego and Antioch College. As a researcher at IRCAM, Paris, he developed methods for computer sound synthesis based on physical models of musical instrument mechanics and has recently returned from a year-long residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has performed his music in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and has several compositions available on compact disc. A two-disc set of his works is in preparation.
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