Raven Chacon Interviewed and Profiled

Source: I Care If You Listen.

There has been quite a buzz following Raven Chacon since he was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music this past May for his work Voiceless Mass (2021), a site-specific piece of chamber music composed for the Nichols & Simpson organ at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Although the acclaim for this work is well-deserved, Chacon’s artistry extends far beyond the realm of chamber music — he also creates noise music, sound art, installation pieces, video works, visual art, and more. Working in different media offers Chacon the opportunity to keep exploring: “I think it’s [about] trying to find the best vehicle for relaying the concept or topic or narrative that I want to speak about, and the truth is, instrumental music isn’t always good at doing that.”