Christopher Farstad (b. 1986, Minneapolis, MN) is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer of electro-acoustic music. AND
A founding member of the group Food Pyramid.
Has released recordings as 555 through labels such as Moon Glyph and Constellation Tatsu.
Incorporates traditional instruments, non-idiomatic synthesizer experimentation and avant-garde contortions of field recordings, samples, and MIDI.
Has performed music as well as conceptual sound art installations in both academic and non-academic contexts.
Is an enthusiastic amateur scholar of Carnatic music history, curating a cassette series of idiosyncratic and distinctive members of this canon under the Bio-Vita Records imprint.
Provides CS releases to Mississippi Records in Portland, OR and they give them to 2 Bridges in NYC. These too::
2017 Ghostships of the Great Lakes
2016 Thee Omega Seed
2014 Swan River Yogue
2014 Nine Gates
2013 New Omni-Vibrational Desert Hymns
2013 Solar Express
26 Nov 2016 / Wərk (Los Angeles, CA)
18 Nov 2016 / Xhurch (Portland, OR)
20 May 2014 / Siberia (New Orleans, LA)
11 Nov 2014 / Hypnotikon (Seattle, WA)
19 May 2011 / Marginal Utility (Philadelphia, PA)
1 Apr 2011 / Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis, MN)
14 Mar 2011 / A Place To Which We Can Come, exhibition at the Convent of Saint Cecilia (Brooklyn, NY)
18 Sept 2010 / Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis, MN)