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Christopher Danforth

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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Christopher Danforth is an electroacoustic and experimental music composer and instrument inventor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied composition under Henry Gwiazda and received a BA in Music from Minnesota State University, Moorhead.  In 2009, he was awarded a commission through the Jerome Composers  Commissioning Program. His electroacoustic music has been presented at various new music festivals including the Electronic Music Midwest Festival at Lewis University in Illinois and the World Electro-Acoustic Listening Room Project at California State University, Fullerton. His compositions have been featured on advertising campaigns, interactive websites and skateboarding videos.  With his ensemble, The Danforths, he has performed his experimental music across the country at venues  including the First Avenue Main Room and the Knitting Factory. Recordings of The Danforths are available on the Modern Radio Record Label. When he is not experimenting with sound at home, he works as a radio producer for American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio.