Nicholas Chase’s music has been hailed by Strad Magazine as ‘brilliant,’ the Los Angeles Times as ‘flamboyant, avant-garde’ and ‘brawling…the Rite of Spring meets Metallica,’ by the Albuquerque Journal as ‘crackling, witty,’ by the Whittier Press as ‘seamless, powerful… spectacular’ and, dubbing him ‘Eye/Ear Explorer,’ the LA Weekly writes of his short opera 22, ‘the human brain at its most imaginative.’
Chase earned his MFA in Composition/New Media and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts studying with Morton Subotnick, Bunita Marcus, Stephen L. Mosko, and additionally with Ziad Bunni of the Aleppo Conservatory of Arabic Classical Music, and James Tenney. In 2011 he earned PhD candidacy in Integrated Elecgronic Arts at Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute working with Pauline Oliveros.
“Voluptuous” is one of several tracks produced through Nicholas Chase’s 2011 Jack Straw Artist Support Program residency. “Voluptuous: Works for Solo Piano” is available here and more albums featuring works produced at Jack Straw will be released in the near future.