Composer, intermedia artist, collaborator, and artistic instigator, Christophe Preissing creates music and sound for live performance, fixed media, and interactive installation. He has been Artist-in-Residence and Fellow at Beloit College, Indiana University, Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VCCA France, Djerrassi, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and has received awards from Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago, and American Composers Forum. He received a Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship and a Columbus School for Girls Endowed Fellowship in support of residencies at Djerassi and the VCCA. Previous director of the Chicago Composers Forum, and producer of two large-scale productions of John Cage’s Musicircus, he is the founder of the Chicago inter-arts collective NON:op, Open Opera Works. Recent projects include HPSCHD@50 festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cage and Hiller’s immersive masterpiece (2020), Blood Lines: remembering the 1919 Chicago race riot (2019), sound for Samuel Beckett’s radio play, Cascando (2018); is SI ng, a performance with artist Matt Bodett at Victory Gardens (2017), sound for Journeying La Divina Commedia, the University of Notre Dame’s adaptation of Dante’s Divina Commedia (2016); the opera-installation Thunder, Perfect Mind (2015); f(H2T) from Here to There, an immersive, interdisciplinary opera (2014, Chicago); I Was Born for This, collaborative installation with 14 channels of sound (2014, Notre Dame); and The Floating City, a score for Kristina Isabelle’s multimedia dance (2013, Chicago).