New Classical Featured Artist – 11/07/22 – 11/20/22
In this week’s playlist, we highlight Raven Chacon in honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month. Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Borealis Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center. Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP). He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition, and the Pew Fellowship. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.
He is a recent winner of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work, Voiceless Mass. This made him the first Native American to win this prize. We’ll hear music by Chacon and more Native American composers in this playlist. Connect with Classical Music Indy Streaming’s New Classical channel.