CHRIS BROWN, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactiveelectronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles.  Collaboration and improvisation are consistentthemes in his work, as well as the invention and performance of new electronic instruments. These range fromelectro-acoustic instruments (“Gazamba”, 1982), to acoustic instrument transformation systems (“Lava”, 1992), andaudience interactive FM radio installations (“Transmissions”, 2004). He also writes his own interactive music softwarethat he uses in his compositions and improvisations. He has been a member for over 20 years of the pioneeringcomputer network music band THE HUB. As a performer he has recorded music by Henry Cowell, Luc Ferrari, JoséMaceda, John Zorn, David Rosenboom, Larry Ochs, Glenn Spearman,  andWadada Leo Smith; as an improvisor he hasrecorded with Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Ikue Mori, Alvin Curran, WilliamWinant, and Frank Gratkowski, among many others. Recordings of his music are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, and Artifact labels.  He was a featuredcomposer/performer on the 2009 DonaueschingenMusikTage.  His work for gongs and live electronics Gangsa waspremiered in February 2010 at the Ugnayan Festival at the University of the Philippines, and has since then beenperformed throughout the U.S. He studied performance and composition at UC/Santa Cruz with Gordon Mumma andWilliam Brooks, and then studied Electronic Music at Mills College with David Rosenboom.  He is currently a Professor ofMusic at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).