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.
My upcoming solo LP for Scissor Tail Editions – Blood Moon Boulder – is now available for pre-orders. You can also stream the track “Silver Teeth in the Sun.”
CJ-1 – my new tape/digital release for Drawing Records – has a nice write-up over at the Decoder Magazine site.
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
Noah Phillips and I sat down and chatted with Jordan Haar about our series Little Nicky’s Presents at Studio Grand. We talked about what we have in store for the series, and I played a few tunes.
The first release by Terrane – my collaboration with Dewey Mahood (Plankton Wat, Eternal Tapestry) is now available from Sonic Meditations.