Chroma Mixed Media is a dynamic new music and mixed media collective based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Founded in 2015 by multi SOCAN award-winning composers, Katerina Gimon, David Storen, and Brian Topp, Chroma blends experimental vocals, guitar, electronics, and visuals to create immersive audio/visual experiences. Chroma has performed at venues including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Red Gate, the Golden Saucer, the Western Front, the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver Public Library and in collaboration with groups such as the Co.Crea.Tive Collective, Vancouver New Music, and Redshift Music Society.
Chroma endeavours to explore the relationship between music, visual art, performance, composition, and new technologies. Most recently, they have begun venturing into the new and exciting world of virtual reality with the development of an immersive and interactive VR experience/album called Naona, made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. This new work places the listener inside a fictional, virtual landscape populated by ancient ruins. As the listener progresses through a series of environments they can explore and interact with them in various ways to create changes in the musical backdrop, resulting in a unique musical journey each time Naonais experienced. This new work will be premiered to the public as an installation in partnership with Redshift Music Society in fall 2019. Subsequently, it will be released as a Virtual Reality experience on the Oculus Store as well as Steam, and the audio portion will be released as an album with Redshift Records.