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CHRIS BLACK


Chris Black is a composer and performer living in Tucson, Arizona, performing either as a solo double bassist or with a trio, and he is the founder of the alt-classical chamber music concert series ChamberLab, currently in its seventh year.

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The dark crunch of strings rips through the speakers as a warning to all passersby. This is no ordinary musician.Austin Chronicle

LATEST RELEASES

Lullabies & Nightmares is a collection of chamber music featuring small combinations of woodwinds and strings.

Downtown Suite is all double reed duets, featuring oboe, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon.

Cooper Must Die is a dark, claustrophobic piece for violin, cello, double bass, and narrator.

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NEWS

VEXATIONS!

In December, 2017, my ChamberLab concert series raised nearly $17,000 for the ACLU of Arizona by playing Erik Satie's Vexations 840 times in a row in a marathon 15-hour performance. Read all about it at www.vexathon.com.

SOMETIMES ...

I was honored to attend and play a few songs for Kristen Nelson's book release at the Southern Arizona Work Space on December 14th! Samantha Bounkeua joined me on the violin, and we played a little Stravinsky, a little Satie, and a little Black.

TOM WAITS

I performed some of the music of Tom Waits as part of Tucson's Great Cover-Up to benefit Planned Parenthood. It was incredibly fun! A little video is available here, although the booming sound proved too much for the camera mic, you get the idea.

SILENT FILM

I'm taking the next six months or so to compose a new score for a silent film: The Adventures of Prince Achmed. My idea right now is to use the same instrumentation tha Stravinsky used in Histoire du Soldat, but we'll see where we wind up. Please join my email list so you'll know when I resurface.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

I have no concerts scheduled right now. I am in the lab.

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Email List

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