Wednesday, January 22, 2003


Cyberspace is an environment where you encounter musicians and musics in unexpected places, arrived at by uncharted routes. One such for me is Chris Becker – who lives and works in New York City composing, arranging, and recording music for a wide variety of solo and collaborative projects. He has written music for dance, mixed-media installations, and collaborative performance and has premiered works in clubs, galleries, museums, and new music and dance festivals across the USA.

His current album, '200 Birds’ is “an aural montage of Brazilian and African rhythms, experimental guitar textures, and haunting synthesizer colours … to accompany artist Jacqueline Bishop's installation work ‘Terra’.” There is a short sound sample at NCM East.

Later this month he releases ‘Saints and Sinners’, inspired by songs, stories and icons of the Deep South. Says Chris of the three-track EP: “It features performances from several great musicians - Lynn Wright, Jon Petrow, and Dana Schecter (from the band Bee and Flower), a great free/noise/avant-garde jazz guitarist named Eyal Maoz, James Hall, the Reverend Vince Anderson, and my friend Robert Hardin - a musician and visual artist.”

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