Born outside of Philadelphia, PA, Christopher Bailey turned to music composition in his late 'teens, and to electroacoustic composition during his studies at the Eastman School of Music.
His musique-concrete works Ow, My Head, and Duude can be heard on the EMC's first disc, and the group's upcoming disc will include his seminal Ooogaah: Dungeony Specimen Spaceship, aesthetically located somewhere between the French Spectralists, Dadaists, and the American Just-Intonationalists.
Recently performed acoustic music includes the Meditation by the Lake, a work for string orchestra, performed by the String Orchestra of New York City, The Quiet Play of Lights on My Grandmother's Bedroom Ceiling, for piano, violin and cello, performed by the Trio Fibonacci and also by the composer and performers at the Music '03 festival in Cincinnati. A list of all of his works, along with MP3s of many of them, can be found on his website.
Awards include prizes from BMI (the Boudleauz Bryant prize for Sands, ASCAP (for Sonata for piano), and the Bearns Prize (for 6 Songs on Poems of John Monroe.
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interests: musical forms, tuning and microtonality, computer-music techniques and aesthetics of all shades, intertextuality and poe-moe stuff, serial technique(s), improvisation, sensuous harmony, hooks.