Chris Swithinbank

Chris Swithinbank writes:

I work with various permutations of instrumental and electronic resources, mainly focusing on creating musical experiences with a relatively fixed structure (be that scored or on tape). I am interested in the performance experience in terms of the human exchange between performer and audience member, and with each work hope to open up doors to worlds that might otherwise not exist.

I studied on the ‘Cursus 1’ programme at IRCAM (France), supported by an Entente Cordiale Scholarship, and at the University of Manchester (UK) where I received Bachelors and Masters degrees in music and composition, studying with Ricardo Climent. In September 2013, I joined the doctoral programme at Harvard University (USA) where I study with Chaya Czernowin. Other important musical encounters have included discussions with Pierluigi Billone, Martin Iddon, Rebecca Saunders and Steven Kazuo Takasugi, and work with the musicians of soundinitiative, Talea Ensemble and Trio Atem.

Last updated: September 16, 2015

Performances from HGNM concerts

  • 3.8.2014
    The Incredulity of St Thomas, hand werk

  • 10.4.2014
    Tomorrow I will build a house here, if I can hold still, ensemble mosaik

  • 2.6.2016
    union–seam, JACK Quartet

  • 5.21.2016
    union|haze, Ensemble Recherche

  • 3.18.2017
    always extra folds of birds of paper and you could move your finger along the length of them and have witnesses, Yarn/Wire