Wavelength Lecture Series
Image caption: Raven Chacon, ‘lahgo’ ©RavenChacon
Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a new collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars have been invited to share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public throughout the 2020–21 academic year.
Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation.
As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center.
Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP).
He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Toronto, Ontario.
Raven Chacon: Report (excerpt)
Raven Chacon: Singing Toward The Wind Now / Singing Toward the Sun Now