Artistic Director & Co-founder
Christopher Marianetti is a composer and producer from Albuquerque, New Mexico currently based in New York City. Chris is the artistic director & co-founder of Found Sound Nation and a co-director of OneBeat, a music residency and tour program that brings together musicians from around the world. As a composer, his works have been presented at the MATA Festival, Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Merkin Concert Hall, Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art, The Stone, and the Tenri Cultural Institute among others. With Found Sound Nation Chris has led music projects in New York City, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Italy, and Switzerland, as well as serving as a teaching artist with the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall. Chris has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Award and the Albuquerque Academy Alumni Service Award. Chris trained in composition at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, Italy and received his Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a Master’s in music composition from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.