My name is Chris Kincaid and I love everything to do with sound. I spend the majority of my time writing, recording, and teaching music.
I am an active composer of both contemporary classical music and popular music having scored works for orchestra, chamber opera, concert band, small ensemble, solo instruments, and film. In 2015 I completed my Masters in Music Composition at the University of Louisville as a Bomhard Fellow. Besides composing, I have studied classical guitar, cello, and piano. I work with computers every day and am skilled in Sibelius, ProTools, Max/MSP, and Ableton Live.
I am the owner/operator of a studio and on location recording company, Basement Stacks Recording. We specialize in classical music and post production but also love working with hip hop, rock, and experimental music.
Beyond composing and recording music I am also an educator and music technology writer. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is where I teach applied music technology and introduction to digital audio. I am a freelance presenter for the music software Ableton Live, having created and led workshops on music production and midi controllers. Presentations include professional conferences: most recently the American Music Therapy National Conference and the Percussive Arts Society International Conference . I also organize and run a Louisville, KY user group for Ableton Live where I create curriculum and lead workshops in electronic music production. My articles can be found on the music technology site, Audio News Room.
Lately I have been spending far too much time, money, and effort building and performing live with modular synthesizers.