The Nature of Music 02: Raven Chacon

Event, EV.NOM.2016.09.07

Raven Chacon (born Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA) is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist, and is recognized as one of few Native Americans working in these multiple genres. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles in the Southwest. He is also a member of the American Indian art collective Postcommodity. Continuing Chacon’s series of works dedicated to field recording the contested deserts of the Southwestern United States, Air (commissioned by Other Minds specifically for this performance) gathers various sounds, mostly wind, from the disputed areas where the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Nation, and the Grand Canyon National Parks, each with their own battles with encroachment, overlap. This concert took place on September 7, 2016 at the Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California.
Other Minds Special Programs Other Minds (Organization) (has as presenter)
David Brower Center (has as presenter)
Chacon, Raven (has as performing composer)
Amirkhanian, Charles (has as host) Goldman Theater (David Brower Center)