Chaz Underriner (b. 1987 in Texas, USA) is a composer, intermedia artist and performer based in DeLand, Florida. Chaz’s work explores the representation of reality in art, especially landscape, through the juxtaposition of video projections, audio recordings and live performers. His work “enchant[s] the listener so that time loses its function, so that you are completely subordinated to your dreams.” (Nieuw Noten 2017)
Chaz’s work has been programmed at Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht, NE), the Los Angeles Philharmonic National Composer’s Intensive, GROUND Solyanka (Moscow, RU), the Proyector International Video Art Festival (Madrid, ES), the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, UK), the International Computer Music Conference, the Impuls Festival (Graz, AU), the Morley College Engine Room Sound Art Exhibition (London, UK), the National Building Museum (Washington DC), the 2012 Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt (DE), the Global Composition Conference (Dieburg, DE), Ostrava New Music Days (CZ), Champ dAction’s Laboratorium (Antwerp, BE), the Charlotte New Music Festival (USA), the Louisville New Music Festival (USA), Dogstar Orchestra (Los Angeles), the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival (Texas), and the American College Dance Festival Association Regional Conference (Texas).
As an engineer, composer, and performer, Chaz’s work has been released on Edition Wandelweiser Records (EWR 1502), Slubmusic (Michael Pisaro/Taku Sugimoto), New World Records (Michael Winter), Fleur du Son (Triopolis), Task Records (Devin Disanto), Sedimental Records (Ex Mus) and Delos Records (Sean Kennard).
Chaz is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson University. Previously, Chaz was an Adjunct Professor and Audio Engineer at Grayson College, an Adjunct Professor at the Art Institute of Dallas, the Lead Engineer at the UNT College of Music Lab Recording Studio, and a founder and curator of the ex mus concert series.