RAVEN CHACON

(b. 1977)

Raven Chacon (b. 1977) is a Diné artist known as a composer of chamber music, as well as a solo performer of noise music. He was born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States.


Chacon attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he received an MFA in music composition. He was a student of James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, Michael Pisaro and Wadada Leo Smith.


Chacon also performs in the groups KILT with Bob Bellerue, Mesa Ritual with William Fowler Collins, Endlings with John Dieterich, and collaborations with Laura Ortman. In 2016, he was commissioned by Kronos Quartet to compose a work for their Fifty For The Future project.


Chacon serves as Composer-in-Residence with the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project. In 2012 he was awarded a Creative Capital Visual Arts grant. In 2014, he was honored with a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship in Music. In 2018, Chacon was awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin.

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