Here is footage from the premiere of my pice “Alluvial Commons” at the 2014 Soundwave Biennial in San Francisco. Chuck Johnson on pedal steel guitar, Marielle Jakobsons and Christina Stanley on violin, Jason Hoopes on electric bass and Ben Bracken on electronics
I am running a holiday special on my two solo releases on vinyl – “A Struggle Not a Thought” and “Crows in the Basilica” plus a free download of my soundtrack to the HBO film “Private Violence.” You can send it as a gift too, all for $25.
The first two installments of a digital release series I am calling “Miniatures” are now available via Bandcamp. The series is an effort to compile and make available some of the music I have composed for film and TV since 2002.
These pieces are short and some have a sketch-like quality – film cues are usually 1-2 minutes at most – and I wanted to present this music as it was performed and recorded for the scores, rather than re-arrange them or flesh the pieces out for the release. The first two are the most recent soundtrack projects: the documentary “Private Violence” which will air on HBO this fall and the PBS show “A Chef’s Life.” I hope you enjoy them. More coming soon!
Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards the faults and instabilities that reveal latent beauty, and with a focus on American Primitive guitar, experimental electronics, and "folk minimalist" composition.