Chroma Mixed Media is a dynamic new music and AR/VR collective based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Co-founded in 2015 by composer and experimental vocalist Katerina Gimon; multi SOCAN award-winning composer and digital 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 presented works 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 Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival,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 various art forms and new technologies in order to invite and challenge audiences expectations. Our past works have achieved this primarily through the use of interactive electroacoustic music and visuals, with the auditory experience at the forefront. Recently, however, we have been moving towards an increasingly interdisciplinary and digitally-focused approach, venturing into the up-and-coming world of virtual reality in order to further build upon our desire to create fully-immersive and interactive works that explore the possibilities of new and emerging technologies.