Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Music Composition

Christopher Kaufman

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art, Music Composition
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1990, 1994, 1995

Christopher Kaufman is an accomplished classical composer, author, illustrator, teacher, performer, and presenter. He has a large and varied discography that has been performed by world-class musicians far and wide. As founder/director of CHIRON Performing Arts, he presented the work of hundreds of artists of all disciplines. He has recently developed a system of presenting fine arts and music to family audiences titled The Phantastic Theater. This work features his unique interdisciplinary presentation method combining film, visual art, live performance, symphonic sound, dance, and puppetry. Kaufman has recently applied the techniques from his work on film to his chamber music compositions in which he combines traditional classical instrumental performance with natural, orchestral, and electronic sounds and video.

Studios

Monday Music

Christopher Kaufman worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, New Jersey, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The…

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