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Nicholas Chase

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Dubbed by L.A. Weekly as an "Eye/Ear Explorer", US composer N F Chase's music has been performed internationally by the likes of the California EAR Unit, Southwest Chamber Music, New Zealand's 175 East, Long Beach Opera and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. His electro-acoustic composition has been featured at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Holland, and as part of the Weimar/New York festival in Weimar, Germany. Chase is founder of the Musical Art/Sound Laboratory (Chase Ateliers) whose trans-disciplinary work has been exhibited in festivals across the US and Europe. Chase's work with improvising trio NIRUSU III has been acclaimed by the L.A. Weekly as "pushing the edge of audio/visual improv," while his interactive audio/visual composition Transmission was featured with the Illuminated Corridor's NOVA at the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York. Chase’s work as a film-maker and animator can be seen in the light/sound ballet Ngoma Lungundu the music of which premiered in the Czech Republic at the Janacek Academie of Music and Performing Arts, followed by the US premier of the animated film at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC, Troy, New York) in 2010, as well as in the ongoing project 11 Ideas, a series of animated shorts performed with live sound track and narration.

Chase earned his MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Composition/New Media and Integrated Media studying with Morton Subotnick, Bunita Marcus, Stephen L. Mosko, and additionally with Ziad Bunni of the Aleppo Conservatory of Arabic Classical Music, James Tenney, Christian Wolf and Zhou Long.
Chase performs and composes with his electro-acoustic ensemble, The UFOrchestra.