Christopher Biggs is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Kalamazoo, MI, where he is Associate Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Western Michigan University. Biggs’ recent projects focus on integrating live instrumental performance with interactive audiovisual media. His compositions reflect on extramusical concepts, including climate change, physics, philosophy, and politics. Biggs is a co-founder and the director of SPLICE Institute, a weeklong intensive summer program for performers and composers to experience, explore, create, discuss, and learn techniques related to the creation and presentation of music for instruments and electronics.

Biggs teaches music composition, electronic music production, digital signal processing, visual programming, and music theory. He received degrees from American University, The University of Arizona, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He studied music composition with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, João Pedro Oliveira, Daniel Asia, Chen Yi, and Zhou Long.


Decade Zero

Release Date: November 10, 2017
Catalog Number: RR7976
21st Century
New from Ravello Records is DECADE ZERO, a compilation of works for instruments and electronics by Christopher Biggs. The works integrate traditional instruments with live electronic processing and sound files. Biggs’ compositions focus on environmental, political, and scientific extra-musical concepts relevant to today’s world. Featuring the Western Brass Quintet, the title track, Decade Zero explores the last period in time when humanity can take decisive action to combat climate change without facing irrevocable changes to our world.