Christopher Jones' music is marked by finely detailed textures and a strong command of unconventional forms. It turns in unexpected directions, following well-sculpted orchestrations and distinctive sonorities toward uniquely expressive musical landscapes. As the opening energies of Strange Loop fade, expressively disorienting violin glissandi open up a slowly unfolding chain of melody and harmonic underpinning that moves forward inexorably, yet sumptuously. Click the link above and take a short, satisfying musical journey.
Currently on faculty at DePaul University, Chris is a welcome addition to Chicago's musical landscape. His ear for sonic development beg the question: could he be the composer to save your alarm clock or ringtone from its trite fate?