Chris Catone (M.M. Music Technology, 2012) is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist whose music is deeply rooted in the merging of technology and the natural world of sound. His life and work is a balance between sacred silence and the din of the outside world.
Chris was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied Music Technology and Composition with Doug Durant, Ronald Bruce Smith and Mike Frengel at Northeastern University in Boston. Chris went on to receive a graduate degree in composition from Duquesne University, studying with Lynn Emberg Purse and David Stock. Starting piano and organ at a young age, he has been actively involved in sacred music and has recently focused his writing on choral and sacred settings for liturgy. In addition, Chris is an active composer of chamber and film music and an in-demand pianist, organist and producer. His concert music has been performed nationally by Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Trillium Ensemble, A Far Cry Ensemble, The Heinz Chapel Compline Choir, St. Maurice Chamber Singers, The Freya String Quartet and Kassia Ensemble
His music for film has won awards at prominent film festivals such as the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Fest, Four Points Film Festival and Filmapalooza. Residing in Los Angeles for a time, Chris collaborated on various projects with film composer and electronic producer Junkie XL at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions in Los Angeles.
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