Prof. Christopher Keyes
Professor
Composition
Director, Electro-acoustic Music Centre (EMC)
Director, Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Technology (LIATe)
Office: AST818
Tel.: (852) 3411-7388
E-mail: ckeyes@hkbu.edu.hk
Personal Website

Acclaimed by Fanfare Magazine as "Truly masterful...a modernized Rachmaninoff", Christopher J. Keyes (b. 1963) began his career as a pianist, winning many competitions and later making his "double-debut" in Carnegie Hall as both soloist and guest composer with the New York Youth Symphony. He continued his musical training at the Eastman School of Music, completing his doctorate in 1992. His major composition teachers include Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Robert Morris. Among his numerous awards are the Eastman Szernovsky Award, several ASCAP Grants to Young Composers, and the Rudolf Nissim Award for best orchestral work written by a living ASCAP member. Since the late 1990s his work has focused on electro-acoustic music, multi-channel audio, and more recently computer graphics as mediums to expand the possibilities of acoustic instruments in concert. His compositions have been performed and broadcast in over 30 countries worldwide. He is currently an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University where he directs the Laboratory for Music Exploration and Research (LaMER). Solo CD's and a mutli-channel DVD of his music can be heard on the Centaur (CRC 2377), Capstone (CPS-8739) and Ravello (RR7803) labels.

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