Christopher Lock

Christopher Lock ( is an electroacoustic composer and digital media artist based in Cambridge, MA. He creates textural masses of sound and video and populates them with imagery of digital phantasmagoria.

Christopher’s works have been presented at universities and festivals around the world including Harvard University, University of Oxford, Berklee College of Music, Johns Hopkins University, CalArts, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Jeju National University, National Tsing Hua University (for the WOCMAT International Computer Music Workshop and Conference), NYCEMF, The SEAMUS Festival, The Klingt Gut! Festival, Musinfo Association, and his work for ICMC 2018 is archived at NYU.

In the summer of 2019 his audio/visual work, in collaboration with his grandmother (also called Chris Lock), was screened at the Venice Biennale from May 8th to June 4th. The video was projected across the canal and onto the side of the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava as part of the UK’s Alive In The Universe project. (Christopher is a dual citizen of the United States and England)

Christopher holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Music Composition and Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Harvard University studying computer music composition under Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

Last updated: May 6, 2019

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Monday, 7 October — 12pm

Davison Room, Harvard University Music Building

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