CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX/CHORA(S)SAN TIME-COURT MIRAGE 1 Title
Catherine Christer Hennix (b. 1948) started her creative life by playing drums with her older brother Peter in Sweden, where they grew up, seeing jazz luminaries such as John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Dexter Gordon, Archie Shepp, and Cecil Taylor perform from 1960 to 1967. Directly after high school, Hennix went to work at Stockholm's pioneering Elektronmusikstudion (EMS), where she developed early tape music, incorporating computer-generated speech done at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, where she was an undergraduate student. After traveling to New York in 1968, she met artists Dick Higgins and Alison Knowles who invited her to stay at the Something Else Press Town House where she had the opportunity to meet, among others, composers John Cage, James Tenney, and Phil Corner. During the following years she developed fruitful collaborative relationships with many composers in the burgeoning American avant-garde, including, most significantly, Henry Flynt and La Monte Young. Young introduced Hennix to Hindustani raga master Pandit Pran Nath and she would later study under him intensively as his first European disciple. While Hennix continued to make music performing alongside Arthur Russell, Marc Johnson, Henry Flynt, and Arthur Rhames, she also served as a professor of mathematics and computer science at SUNY New Paltz and as a visiting professor of logic (at Marvin Minsky's invitation) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In recent years, Hennix has led the just intonation ensemble the Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage, which has featured musicians Amelia Cuni, Amirtha Kidambi, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Hilary Jeffrey, Amir ElSaffar, Benjamin Duboc, and Rozemarie Heggen. She currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey, where she is pursuing studies in Turkish makam and classical Arabic.
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