Charles Ross

-charlesross- born 1965 –
-grew up in prestwick-
-usually lives in a small red house in eiðar (east iceland)
studied B.A. (later M.phil) in dartington college of  arts - Ph.D in university of glasgow - learnt composition and ethnomusicology with frank denyer – entire worldview of music changed overnight - attended two week seminar course with morton feldman-
- occasionally involved in icelandic experimental music scene: composition, improv, folk and contemporary performance - taught world music in the icelandic academy of arts – “artist-in-residence” egilsstadir 2007-2008 - hosted “eidar sonic arts project” involving international contemporary musicians in collaborative series of thematically-linked concerts – has worked with ilan volkov on several occasions, mostly using the „Sandbox“ comprov array – is interested in comprov, real-time composing and exploring HOW we produce music – how we are in the process of creating new musicalities-
- compositions tend to be a retrieval of musical atavisms played out in a post-musical context - not really musical archaeology – more like a faked séance