Chris Catone is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Pittsburgh, PA. He studied music technology at Northeastern University in Boston and received his graduate degree in composition from Duquesne University. He is an active composer of choral, chamber and film music, additionally working as a freelance pianist and organist throughout the Pittsburgh region. His concert music has been performed by Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Trillium Ensemble, A Far Cry Ensemble, The Heinz Chapel Compline Choir, The Freya String Quartet and Kassia Ensemble. His music for short and feature films have won awards at prominent film festivals such as the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Fest and Filmapalooza. Chris worked on various projects with film composer/producer Junkie XL at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions in Los Angeles. Chris also serves as Director of Music at Saint Athanasius Church in West View, PA. In his free time, Chris loves to travel and hang out with his dog Callahan.
the mill (2012)
Trillium Ensemble’s relationship with composer Chris Catone pre-dates the formation of our trio, as Chris and Katie attended grade-school together. The two re-connected as musical colleagues after college, leading to Trillium’s first collaboration with Catone in 2012. At that time, we performed and recorded the music for his work The Mill, a multimedia performance with video projection about the rise and fall of the Steel Industry in Pittsburgh, PA. Having just worked with Chris on The Mill, we were delighted to have him on board as the sound engineer for our next project in 2013: the recording and filming of George Crumb’s Eleven Echoes of Autumn.