Chroma Mixed Media is a dynamic new music and mixed media collective based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Co-founded in 2015 by composer and experimental vocalist Katerina Gimon; multi SOCAN award-winning composer and multi-media artist David Storen; and composer, sound designer, and programmer/developer Brian Topp; Chroma blends experimental vocals, guitar, electronics, and visuals, to create immersive audio-visual experiences. Chroma has performed and presented music at venues including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, the Western Front, Vancouver Public Library, the Orpheum Theatre, and the Canadian Music Centre in Vancouver, as well as in collaboration with organizations such as the Co.Crea.Tive Collective, Vancouver New Music, Redshift Music Society, and Red Door Arts Encounters. Recently, Chroma was selected as a winner in the Musicworks' 2018 Electronic Music Composition Contest and was featured on tech and innovation-focused website Engineering.com.
"Chroma is effectively using new digital technology as a way to meld music composition, performance, visual art, and interactive design into an experimental, cohesive and unique experience.” - Engineering.com
Excited by the ever-evolving landscape of technology in today’s society, Chroma endeavours to explore new avenues and intersections for artistic expression by combining music with other art forms and new technologies in order to invite and challenge audiences expectations. Specifically, Chroma explores the relationship between music, visual art, performance, composition, and the ability to augment/intersect those disciplines with new technologies. In recent works, this has involved venturing into the up-and-coming world of virtual reality as a way to further build upon with the development of their debut immersive VR experience/album Naona, made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.