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Select Discography
Chuck Johnson:
• “Closing Credits” on And to the Disciples that Remain compilation  (Amish Records) 2006
• “A struggle, not a thought” on Beyond Berkeley Guitar compilation (Tompkins Square) 2010
• A Struggle not a Thought LP (Strange Attractors Audio House) 201
• Crows In The Basilica” LP (Three Lobed Recordings) 2013
• “On A Slow Passing in Ghost Town” on Imaginary Anthem Vol 7 (Tompkins Square) 2014
• CJ-1 CS (Drawing Room Records)

Blood Wedding
• A Survey of Locked Modes LP (Future Audio Graphics) 2014

• Over Hylaster CD-R (Cirrus Oxide) 2004
• Southern Man + Pykrete No More Love to Give CD (Phaserprone) 2006
• Liber Novus 2xLP (FrequeNC) 2010

Idyll Swords:
• Idyll Swords CD (The Communion Label) 1999
• Idyll Swords II CD (The Communion Label) 2000
• Purposeful Availment CD/EP (Threelobed Recordings) 2002

Shark Quest:
• Gods and Devils CD (Merge Records) 2004

Micro-East Collective:
• Fabric CD (Umbrella Recordings) 2001

• “at the end of the day” on CD accompanying Badaboom Gramaphone magazine 1997
• Solo Guitar (Amish Records) 1999

• Even the Thorny Acacia CD (Jesus Christ) 1994
• Medium Planers and Matchers CD (Jesus Christ) 1995
• Under the Veil of Health LP/CD (Squealer Music) 1996
• Despina by Land CD (Squealer music) 1998

Film and Television Music
Tobacco Money Feeds My Family (UNC-TV/PBS) 2003
• (with Shark Quest) Monster Road 2003
The Guestworker (PBS) 2005
• (with Shark Quest) Rocaterrania (Bravo) 2008
With These Hands 2008
Who’s Next (Tennis Channel) 2010
Maria Full Of Hope 2011
• Standing on Sacred Ground (PBS) 2013
• Private Violence (HBO) 2014
A Chef’s Life Season 1-3 (PBS) 2013-2015

• M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media – Mills College (Oakland, CA) 2009
• B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1991

Select Festivals and Performances
• Improvised music performances with Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowski, Miya Masaoka, Pauline Oliveros, Peter Kowald, James Fei
• Transmissions Festival (Chicago and Chapel Hill, NC)  1999-2001
• (with Spatula) Tropic of Metallotronic Festival (Washington DC) 1997
• (with Superchunk) Siren Festival (Brooklyn, NY) 2001
• (with Superchunk) live score to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1927 silent film A Page of Madness – San Francisco International Film Festival 2002
• (with Randy Ward) quadraphonic live sound performances in various venues – July-October 2003
• (with Mike Walters) BENT 2004 (New York)
• (with Bart Moyers) Protean Spook Memorial interactive sound installation at Loom Exhibition (Pittsboro, NC) 2004
• (with Shark Quest) live score to short films by Bruce Bickford at Witherspoon Theater, NC State University (Raleigh, NC) 2002
• Soundscape Movement Festival (Chapel Hill, NC) 2006
• “Stalwart cercle, wavering canton” premiered at Signal+Noise Festival (Vancouver, BC) 2007
• (with Pauline Oliveros) Festival of New American Music (Sacramento, CA) 2007
• (with Pauline Oliveros) World Flute Festival (Oakland, CA) 2007
• (with Miya Masaoka, Pauline Oliveros, and Suzanne Thorpe) Greenwich House School of Music (New York, NY) 2008
• PastForward 25th Anniversary Concert Series, The LAB (San Francisco, CA) 2009
• Music for People and Thingamajigs (San Francisco, CA) 2009
• (with Suzanne Thorpe and Philip White) Diapason Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) 2009
• Live sound design and score for Life Sustenance  dance performance (choreography by Minna Harri) Subterranean Arts Space (Berkeley, CA) 2010
• Hopscotch Music Festival  (Raleigh, NC) 2012
• San Francisco Electronic Music Festival 2012
• Sin-Eater (Shropshire, UK) 2013

• Visiting artist and lecturer – N.C. State University Creativity Project 2004
• Lab instructor and lecturer for undergraduate and graduate seminars in Electronic Music and Audio Recording Techniques – Mills College Music Department 2007-2009
• Private tutor in audio recording techniques, Logic and Pro Tools software 2009-2011
• Private instruction in fingerstyle guitar and composition 2008-present
• Guest lecturer on David Tudor and Live Electronic Music for Music80c (History, Literature, and Technology of Electronic Music) at UC Santa Cruz 2009
• Media workshop coordinator and youth education curriculum planning – NEXMAP (New Experimental Music, Art, and Performance) (San Francisco, CA) 2010
• Adjunct Faculty in Advanced Computer Music and Music Technology at University of the Pacific (2012-2013)

Awards and Commissions
• “Comprehensivism” commissioned by Duke University’s CSMG ensemble (now known as pulsoptional)  for their  “Synaesthesia: Echoes of Black Mountain College”Fall Concert 2000
• Orange County, NC Arts Commission travel grant 2007
• Full Teaching Assistantship at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College (Oakland, CA) 2007-2008
• Paul Merritt Henry Prize for excellence in the musical composition for string instruments, Mills College, 2009
• Meet the Composer Creative Connections grant, 2009
• Best Original Music in a Documentary Award (for Monster Road) – RiverRun International Film Festival, 2009
• Emergency Artist Grant – Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2011