electronics + throat


CHUCK BETTIS was raised in the fertile harDCore soil, nourished within Baltimore's enigmatic avant garde gatherings, and currently blossoming in New York's experimental music realms. His unique blend of electronics and throat has led him into various collaborations with great musicians from around the globe.

He has performed live collaborations with John Zorn, Fred Frith, YoshimiO, Mephista and Afrirampo to name a few, recorded & played live with; Ikue Mori, Nautical Almanac, Matmos, Berangere Maximin, Yellow Swans, Toshio Kajiwara, Jad Atoui, etc, plus a long history of punk bands he was in (most notably the experimental punk band Meta-matics as well as the enigmatic All Scars). Bettis has created soundtracks for short films by Motoko Fukuyama & provided live music for the Move Move Collective dance performances. Chuck has also had residencies at The Stone (NYC), INA GRAM (Paris, France), Kurimanzutto Gallery (NYC), EMS (Stockholm, Sweden) and Harvestworks (NYC).

Current working groups are; Snake Union with Dave Grant, Epic Proportions with Brandon Seabrook/Marika Hughes/Eivind Opsvik/Henry Fraser/Nava Dunkelman/Sam Ospovat/John McCowen and Chatterblip with Dafna Naphtali, as well as improvising, recording, or composing with an array of musicians from around the world.

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