b. 1967 in the United States
Christopher DeLaurenti is a Seattle-based composer, phonographer and improvisation artist. His sound work encompasses field recordings, electro-acoustic and acousmatic music (sound one hears without seeing an originating cause), text-sound scores, free-improvised low-tech electronics, and compositions for acoustic instruments. DeLaurenti is a co-founder of the Seattle Phonographers Union, a collective devoted to live improvisation with unprocessed field recordings.
His latest album, 'Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven-Stravinsky-Holst' (GD Stereo) is a collection of surreptitiously recorded orchestra intermissions that (mostly) survived censorship by a multi-national corporation. DeLaurenti’s sound works have been released on many labels as well as anthologised in group exhibitions worldwide including at the Hearing Place Audiotheque, Melbourne, 2003; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, 2005; raum35 Vienna, 2007 and in the Whitney Biennial, New York, 2008.