Current Events

December 5, 2008
World Premiere of Considering Light
Tribute to Lucky Mosko
Murphy Hall, Loyola Marymount College
1 LMU Drive

Los Angeles, California
$7-10 Requested Donation

Chase's latest work for sextet, Considering Light commissioned by The Los Angeles Wholesale Orchestra premieres as part of a tribute to late composer Stephen "Lucky" Mosko.

Chase's appearance at this event is supported in part by Meet The Composer.
[blog about it]

December 3, 2008
Trilogy KXLU FM 88.9 FM
Tribute to Lucky Mosko Feature
Hosted by Emily Hay

Emily Hay will talk with Chase, Running Bear Bunch and Trevor Berens about the upcoming Tribute to Lucky Mosko concert (see Dec. 5) on her KXLU program Trilogy 9pm Wednesday, December 3 on FM 88.9.

Chase's appearance at this event is supported in part by Meet The Composer.
[blog about it]

November 21, 2008
60x60 2008 International Mix
Band Room A311
University Music Center
Cole Conservatory of Music
at CalState Long Beach

60x60 is annual project including 60 works from 60 different composers where each work is 60 seconds (or less) in length. Featured amongst the 2008 International Mix will be Chase's Broken Spaces recently premiered with dance (see below) and Paper Construction No. 1a.

November 14, 2008
60x60 Dance - 2008 International Mix
12:30 and 7pm
World Financial Center
220 Vesey St. New York, NY
Admission Free

60x60Dance is 60 one-minute dances performed to 60 one-minute musical pieces. 60x60 Dance is a collaboration between Vox Novus and CatScratch Theatre. This performance is presented by arts World Financial Center, which is sponsored by American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties and Merrill Lynch.

This round features a long list of composers and choreographers, among them Chase's Broken Spaces with movement by Germaul Barnes.

October 31, 2008
Nicholas Chase and Spark Applied to Powder
An Evening of Electronic Mu(sic) and Video

DIVA Center
110 W. Broadway
Eugene, OR
$5-7 suggested donation

Chase and Eugene sound-artist Spark Applied to Powder share an evening of eclectic and unusual non-synth-pop electronic music. Chase reprises Ngoma Lungundu (Voice That Thunders) for multi-channel electronics and interactive video after premiering Ngoma in Europe and San Francisco. Spark Applied to Powder (aka Kevin Spahn) offers his signature analogue-artistry with new sonic expressions and ambient drone works.
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October 25, 2008
Nicholas Chase and Gregory Moore: New Works
Private Concert -
If you would like to attend RSVP HERE
Maybeck Recital Hall
1847 Euclid Avenue at Buena Vista
Berkeley, CA

Nicholas Chase and Gregory Moore present an evening of New Works. Chase reprises Songs of the Thirsty Sword Part I for solo piano and interactive video and electronics. Details TBA.
[blog about it]



October 23, 2008
Music By The Eyeful
Luggage Store
1007 Market Street at 6th
San Francisco, CA 94103
tickets: $6-10 Sliding Scale

Nicholas Chase, Dylan Bolles and Keith Evans will open the Music By The Eyeful audio/visual performance festival at San Francisco's legendary Luggage Store. This performance will cap Chase's fall tour of solo electronic audio/video performances and will feature the epic Ngoma Lungundu for solo laptop in 4-channel sound with interactive video. [blog about it]

The Festival hosts a bevy of cutting-edge aritsts through April, 2009, all at the Luggage Store.

October 16, 2008

Opening of Art at the Galerie Slovácké Muzeum v Uherském Hradišti

Galerie Slovácké Muzeum
Uherském Hradišti, Czech Republic

Invited by the Director of the School of Music at the Janacek Academie in Brno, Czechia, Chase teams with pianist Lenka Zalcikova for an exhibition of improvised video and piano commemorating the opening of a retrospective exhibition of ceramic work of Mme. Ludmila Kováríková.

October 12-18, 2008
12th International New Music Plus Festival
Concert October 14

Janacek Academie
Brno, Czech Republic

Kicking off a fall tour of solo performances, Chase will be in residence at the Janaçek Academie in Brno, Czech Republic. Chase will present an evening of world-premiere solo works for 4-channel audio, piano and interactive video as well as meet with students of the academie and take part in various festival events.

This residency is funded in part through the Foundation for Contemporary Arts
[blog about it]
September 1 and 11
Microscore Project reprises boner.


The Wulf
1026 Santa Fe Ave.
no. 206
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Strauss Performing Arts Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tickets $10

The Microscore Project, Johnny Chang (violin) and Jessica Catron (cello) play musical works with durations shorter than 30 seconds. The Microscore Project will perform Chase's boner. (first movement, including tequila) as part of their program of 'micro-hits' selected from hundreds of pieces that have been written for the duo, including works by composer luminaries such as Pauline Oliveros, Harold Budd and James Tenney.

May 31, 2008
Illuminated Corridor at the Whitney Biennial 2008
Civil Twilight-11pm (or so)
Location TBD
Chase joins the San Francisco based Illuminated Corridor once more for the 2008 incarnation NOVA, creating a new film-sound installation for the streets of Manhattan.
The Illuminated Corridor will join Neighborhood Public Radio at its American Life exhibition at the 2008 Whitney Biennial (March 6 - June 1). The Corridor will close NPR’s run at the Whitney, creating a one-night only outdoor performance that uses source material from NPR’s Public Radio Interfaces (PRIs) and television transmissions. Advance details here.
[blog about it]

May 17, 2008
Museumnacht, Weimar
3 Jenaerstr. (Die Franz Liszt Altenburg)
Weimar, Germany
Acclaimed artist Anne-Katrin Altwein ( presents an evening of new work as part of the nationally celebrated Museumnacht
at the historic Franz Liszt Altenburg house. Included in the evening's festivities will be the performance of a work by Chase - details to be determined - as well as the screening of a new film by Altwein.

April 12, 13 2008
Nanette Brodie Dance Theater premieres New Orleans Lowdown
Golden West College Theater
Huntington Beach, CA
(details to follow)
Steve Lockwood's New Orleans Lowdown premieres with choreography by the Nanette Brodie Dance Theater. Lockwood's epic jazz-ballet features a new film by Chase's creative collaborative Egg Ensemble. Visit the websites above for details about the ballet and to learn more about the film.
February 29, 2008
Guthrie and Streb Solstice Concert Series
Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Admission $5-$10 Sliding Donation
Innovative string duo April Guthrie ('cello) and Cassia Streb (viola) give the world premiere of Chase's Ouistitis, kicking off their triptych concert series featuring works written during the Summer Solstice.
September 14, 2007
Weimar-New York presents Nicholas Chase
Goetheplatz 9
Weimar, Germany

Laptop-improvisations, experi-Mental video and other Variations

An evening dedicated to the digital/audio-visual work of L.A. composer Nicholas Chase takes place at the historic Harry Graf Kessler Kunsthalle in Weimar, Germany, as part of the hall's festival/art-show Weimar-New York. In his premiere solo performance, Chase's will work with complex palettes of electronic sound and music and explore the possibility of dynamic, spontaneously composed visual material that includes animated film, and vector generated graphics.

Salve TV-Weimar will broadcast an interview with Leon Klayman about the Weimar-New York Kunst u. Konzert. Klayman will talk about Chase's participation in the Festival and Salve-TV will air a portion of Chase's "7th Sense" as recorded by Cristin Wildbolz: airdate Monday, September 24.

Upcoming Premieres

Winter 2008

Mosko Portrait Concert
Los Angeles: venue, time and date TBA
Trevor Berens pilots the Los Angeles Wholesale Orchestra* in a concert exploration of the work of composers Stephen "Lucky" Mosko . The ensemble will also give the world premiere performance of Chase's Considering Light for large ensemble.
Read about the composition in progress here.
*Los Angeles Wholesale Orchestra previews its debut August 11, 8PM, Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University.

Fall 2007
Solstice Music

Los Angeles: venue, time and date TBA
Guthrie and Streb
give the world premiere of Chase's Ouistitis for viola and 'cello as part of the duo's Solstice Composition Series. The series features 16 original compositions by various composers, created the week of the 2007 Summer Solstice. Visit for more information.
New Press!
June 27, 2007
Double Bassist Magazine reviews Cristin Wildbolz' DVD C ollaborations. Buy the DVD from MAS-Lab!

June 1, 2007
Neue Zeitung Zürich (NZZ-Switzerland) write-up of C ollaborations. Buy the DVD from MAS-Lab!

May 21, 2007
Roman Stolyar writes about his US tour for Jazz Russia Magazine (read a rudimentary translation here).

May 17-20, 2007
Kalamzoo Animation Festival International

Center for New Media - KAFI
202 N. Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070

Competition Round 6: Best of the Best (Non-narrative)
May 20
State Theater
(Click here for competition lineup)
Dali's Egg: Chapter 1 (Other People's Things) has been selected as a finalist in the Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (KAFI) and will be screened competitively along with animation shorts by Bill Plympton, Peter Parr and a host of others. More about the Dali's Egg project at and Watch the Dali's Egg website for screening times, and please check out KAFI's website ( for more information on the festival.

April 27, 2007
Audio/Video Improvisation with Roman Stolyar
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 237-2800
Tickets $20, $16 Students, $10 CalArts associates
Chase performs electronics and video with world renown pianist and improviser Roman Stoylar in an evening of music, projection and cutting edge antics at Los Angeles' REDCAT. Watch here for details.

January 2, 2007
Stranger Than Fiction - Helsinki

Academy of Fine Arts
Kasarmikatu 36
Seminar Room 3 (3rd Floor)
Helsinki, Finland
The first international screening of Dali's Egg: Chapter 1 (Other People's Things) takes place at the Academy of Fine arts in Helsinki, Finland as part of the STRANGER THAN FICTION - HELSINKI film festival. The festival is an extension of the STRANGER THAN FICTION festival that took place in San Francisco at The Lab in July 2006. STRANGER THAN FICTION was curated by Nomi Talisman and STRANGER THAN FICTION - HELSINKI is curated by Pilvi Takala. For details and a full listing of the festival programing, please download the press release.