Bio

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Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976, and lives in London, England.

He has spent the last decade exploring live synthesiser patching and using his computer to do things that his analogue synthesiser cannot do, including just intonation, granular synthesis and networking. His most recent work has
concentrated on live laptop performance, especially in an ensemble setting. All of his work contains an openness to unpredictability and a possibility of crashing.

Hutchins attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied with Maggi Payne and acquired a love for the sound of analog electronics. In 1998 he graduated with a dual B.A. in music and computer science. In 2005, Charles graduated from the M.A. program at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he studied computer music and SuperCollider with Ron Kuivila and improvisation with Anthony Braxton. Following that, he attended the year long course at CCMIX in France and then the Sonology course at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands. He has recently completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in England, where he studied with Scott Wilson.

While at Birmingham, he was a co­founder of BiLE, the Birmingham Laptop
Ensemble, and continues to compose for and perform with the group. As an extension of BiLE, he co­-founded the Network Music Festival, dedicated to music made using computer network performance, which had its third year in 2015. He also sings with the Vocal Constructivists, a London­-based choir dedicated to the performance of graphic notation and has composed a commission for them.

He has performed in North America – in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Canada, and Connecticut – and in Europe­ in England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Austria. His music has been played on European and American radio.

In addition to composing and performing, Hutchins is a lecturer in the music department at the University of Kent. He is also a member of the board of the San Francisco festival and record label, Other Minds.

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Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976, and lives in London, England. He is a member of the board of directors of Other Minds, an organisation that produces an annual festival in San Francisco.

Hutchins attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied with Maggi Payne and acquired a love for the sound of analog electronics. In 1998 he graduated with a dual B.A. in music and computer science. In 2005, Charles graduated from the M.A. program at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he studied computer music and SuperCollider with Ron Kuivila and improvisation with Anthony Braxton. Following that, he attended the year long course at CCMIX in France and then the Sonology course at the Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands. He has just completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in England, where he studied with Scott Wilson.

He has performed in North America – in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Canada and Connecticut – and in Europe- in England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Austria. His music has been played on European and American radio.

He is exploring using his computer to do things that his analogue synthesiser cannot do, including just intonation and granular synthesis. His most recent work has concentrated on live laptop performance, especially in an ensemble setting.

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Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. He attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied with Maggi Payne. There he acquired a love for the sound of analog electronics. He graduated with a B.A. in 1998. In 2005, he graduated from the MA program at Wesleyan University where he studied with Ron Kuivila and Anthony Braxton. Following that, he did the CCMIX course in France and then the Sonology course at the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands. He then completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, England. He has played at venues and festivals around North America and Europe. His music has been played on European and American radio.

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Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. In 1998, he graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied electronic music with Maggi Payne. In 2005, he graduated with an MA from Wesleyan University, where he studied with Ron Kuivila and Anthony Braxton. He recently completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has played at venues and festivals around North America and Europe. His music has been played on European and American radio.

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Charles Céleste Hutchins is a Californian abroad, testing Philip K Dick’s theory that once you become a Berkeley radical, you can never leave. He explores issues of regional identity, plays music and has telepathic conversations with an alien satellite orbiting the earth.

Installation Artist (66 Words)

Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. Growing up in Silicon Valley, he started programming at a young age and has continued to do so, even after leaving dot coms to peruse music composition – obtaining an MA form Wesleyan University in 2005 and a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012. His recent work has focussed on gendered labour and AI.