jef chippewa

Residence: Berlin, Germany

jef chippewa is a composer, new music notation specialist, arts administrator… and a fantastic cook. Sound objects and funky performance techniques are essential elements in his work, while theatricality and gestural choreography are integral to the concert-theatre-fluxus work cabinet de curiosités, the live-notated something like this but not this and not that either and the single-upbow string trio al tallone. He is currently collaborating with improvising saxophonist Yves Charuest on a series of works exploring composed music and free improvisation (collaborators include Quatuor Bozzini and LUX:NM). chippewa’s work has been presented in concert venues, art galleries, festivals and trains by such ensembles as LUX:NM, ensemble recherche and CrossingLines. In 1999, chippewa founded shirling & neueweise, and has given seminars internationally on “New Music Notation: Score design, function and role”. Since 2005 he is Administrative co-Director of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) and Coordinating Editor of their journal, eContact! chippewa is a member of the CEC, CLC, INM (Berlin) and CMC.

Date: February 22, 2018

Source: eContact! 19.3

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jef chippewa enjoying an incredibly delicious central-Ontarian apple somewhere along Highway 28 in Peterborough County in August 2014. Photo: Liat Grayver, 2014.