Member Profile: Chad Langford
I am a composer and performer, originally from Montana, in the United States. My music explores a visceral synthesis of layered pulse streams, interference patterns, texts, and fragile melodies, frequently utilizing both acoustic and electronic instruments and ensembles. I have recently been featured in the ZEPPELIN Festival (Barcelona and Zaragoza), Adelaide Festival (AUS), Festival Neue Musik (Lüneburg), Insomnia Festival (Tromsø), KoMA ’6 Festival (Belgrade), as well as the Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam & Utrecht), and the November Music Festival (Den Bosch). After settling in the Netherlands in 2007, I was privileged to work with the pioneering Dutch electroacoustic group the POW Ensemble, as well as undertaking collaborative projects with Rosa Ensemble, Post & Mulder, Duo Dubbelduet, Ensemble Royaal, Klarinetensemble Lignum, and the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble’s Ligeti Academy. I am currently an Associate Member of the London Symphony Orchestra’s SoundHub initiative for emerging composers. I hold degrees in composition and music education from institutions in the US, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom: BMusEd (Montana State University, 2000); BMus & MMus (Royal Conservatory of the Netherlands, 2009 & 2011); PhD (University of Durham, UK, 2016). I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and as of 2012 I have been living and working in the wilds of North East England.