Christopher Salter




(Concordia University, Department of Design and Computation Arts, Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts, Montréal Berlin)


Christopher Salter received his PhD in the areas of theater and computer-generated sound at Stanford University. His research and artistic practice investigates the role of real time sound, image and technologies of interaction within the context of responsive environments and performance. He was awarded the Fulbright and Alexander von Humboldt Chancellor grants for research/work in Germany between 1993 -1995. After collaborating with Peter Sellars and William Forsythe/Ballett Frankfurt, he co-founded the art and research organization Sponge. Salter's work has been shown internationally at venues such as Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Villette Numerique, V2, DTW/New York and SIGGRAPH, among others and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, ID and Leonardo magazines. Salter has given invited talks at such venues as the Banff Center for the Arts, Ars Electronica, ZKM, Brown University, Stanford University, Goldsmiths College, Amherst College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Transmediale, HfG Karlsruhe, Concordia University, SubtleTechnologies-Toronto, SLS-Paris, NIME 03-Montreal, UdK-Berlin and e-Culture, Amsterdam, among many others. He has been visiting professor in music, grad studies and digital media at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Current work includes the large scale, three part performance project Schwelle (Threshold) which will premiere in Montreal and Berlin in 2006 and a critical history of technology-based performance practice for MIT Press.