Charles Celeste Hutchins (US)

Photo by Phillip Schulze

Photo by Phillip Schulze

Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976, and lives in London, England. He attended Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied with Maggi Payne and acquired a love for the sound of analogue 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.
His current work is concerned with exploring liveness in electronic music, through improvisation and live analogue patching.

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