Having once shared the stage with a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a top 40 country singer (two different occasions), Chris Cresswell is a composer, sound artist, guitarist, and singer/songwriter who has been praised for his “bold, original, and attention grabbing” sound world that blurs the lines between ambient, noise, electronic, and classical music.
His award winning music has been performed in local cafes, art museums, universities, and world class concert halls around the world. He built a sound installation for the UK’s largest indoor rainforest biome at The Eden Project in Cornwall and once premiered a piece in an abandoned local cinema high atop the remote island cliffs of Madeira, Portugal.
He is currently the artistic director and guitarist of 315 Ensemble and released his debut album on Ravello Records with 315’s eponymous release in March 2018. He is currently working on completing a follow up solo record as part of his With Electronics project, featuring the electric guitar and electronics.
In 2019-2020 season, the Byrne:Kozar:Duo has taken their commission, all that’s left is dirt and sky, on tour across the United States. Cresswell has also appeared as a composer-guitarist at Andrea Clearfield’s fabled Salon in Philadelphia. Cresswell is currently working on his new piano book commissioning project. Cresswell has recently formed the Baldwin/Cresswell duo with Boston-based composer-saxophonist Kevin Baldwin. Besides new works composed by the duo, they are also commissioning new works by other composers.
Black Tea Music handles promotion, commissions, and general inquiries for Chris Cresswell.
Learn more about the new piano book commissioning project..
all that’s left is dirt and sky, for soprano and trumpet
the inner workings of a throat exposed, for viola and large ensemble
The Lost Art of Losing Sleep, for mixed ensemble and 2 channel fixed media
in a space that separates, for wind ensemble and electronics