Chris Cree Brown
Doctor of Music, Bachelor of Arts
204, Music building
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 7631, or +64 3 366 7001
Internal Phone: Ext 7631
School of Music
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Chris Cree Brown has twice been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago and twice been appointed as composer-in-Schools, has won two prizes in the Wellington Youth orchestra's Young Composers competition and written a number of film scores.
His recent exhibitions include The Dinner exhibited in the Physics Room in collaboration with Fiona Gunn, and a 40% working model of his design for an Aeolian Harp exhibited in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens for three months in 2002. His recent compositions include Memories Apart for chamber ensemble (commissioned by 175 East, and for which he was a finalist in the 2002 Sounz Contemporary Music award), The Watertable for Flute and Tape (commissioned by the New Zealand Flute Society) and Y2K Pacemaker (commissioned by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra).
Along with the orchestral work, Icescape, (for which he was a finalist in the 2003 Sounz Contemporary Music award) is an electroacoustic work, Under Erebus, which is the result of his trip to Antarctica under the auspices of Antarctica New Zealand and with the assistance of Creative New Zealand.
His work has been performed in many countries including Australia, England, Finland, Hungary, France, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Russia, Scotland and the United States of America.
Link to Chris' Personal Web Site
Chris Cree Brown's main interests include conventional composition, electroacoustic music and computer music, and Intermedia Art. For a full list of publications please see Chris's UC Research Profile
His recent exhibitions include Cellocution for Artspace in Auckland,
and his recent compositions include Doldrums (for amplified 'cello),
Sound Cylinders, for flute and tape, (which was well received at the
1999 ISEAM Festival in Sarvar, Hungary) and Y2K Pacemaker commissioned
by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.