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Voices: Raven Chacon

A figure wearing feathers and a helmet stands partly submerged in water and plays a cello that floats in the same water.||A medium-skinned person with long dark hair looks just to the side of the camera.

Still from Tremble Staves

Monday, April 18, 2022
Virtual Via Zoom

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Raven Chacon will speak about recent works, ranging from his Manifest Destiny opera Sweet Land, to sound installations and graphic scores for musicians and non-musicians.

Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center. Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP). He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.

This program is free and closed captioning will be available. For questions or access accommodations email