Christopher Burns' recent compositional activity focuses on chamber music. His experience as a computer music researcher is a major influence on his acoustic composition; his newest works are written with pitch and rhythmic structures which are programmed in the composer's custom software. These idiosyncratic musical objects spark the search for new and unusual ideas and textures, and begin a creative process which is brought to completion with pencil and paper.
Christopher is currently pursuing doctorates in both composition and computer music research at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. His composition teachers include Jonathan Berger, Brian Ferneyhough, and Jonathan Harvey, and his works have been performed across the Americas and Europe.
At Stanford, Christopher curates the strictly Ballroom concert series, presenting a wide variety of contemporary music and performance art. The series features performers from across the San Francisco Bay Area as well as an international array of guest artists. strictly Ballrooom is also an outlet for Christopher's interest in the realization of classic electroacoustic music; recent projects include the creation and performance of new versions of works by Gyorgy Ligeti, Alvin Lucier, Conlon Nancarrow, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
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