Christopher Marianetti, is a composer and educator from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chris co-founded and co-runs Found Sound Nation, a collective of artists who who use music to inspire and build community. He is a co-director of OneBeat, a music diplomacy initiative, now in its sixth year in partnership with the US State Department’s ECA, bringing together musicians, social entrepreneurs, and artistic innovators from around the world. His works and installations have been presented at the MATA Festival, Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Merkin Concert Hall, MASS MoCA, among others. With Found Sound Nation, Chris has led music labs in South Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Italy, and Switzerland, and served as a teaching artist with the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, running composition & production workshops with incarcerated youth in New York City. Chris is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a PopTech Social Innovation Fellows. He trained in composition at the Accademia Internazionale in Italy and received his B.A. from Macalester College and M.M. in composition from Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.


2017 The Ouroborium / TED conference, Vancouver, Canada
2017 OneBeat Russia / Moscow, Kazan, Russia
2012-pres OneBeat International Music Project / 26 Cities in U.S.
2016 OneBeat Istanbul / Istanbul, Turkey
2014-2016 Dosti Music Project / 14 Cities in U.S.
2014 Rose / MATA Festival, New York, NY
2011-2016 Street Studios / Hungary, Senegal, New York, Switzerland, Maine
2012 Symphony 505 / ISEA 2012 Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque, NM


2016 Hear Be Dragons II / Brooklyn, New York”>Hear Be Dragons / Brooklyn, NY
2016 Found Sound Nation Institute / New York, NY
2015 Hear Be Dragons I / Cape Town, Nyanga, South Africa
2013 La Granja / Amanalco, Mexico
2013 Sunu Kaddu / Rufisque and Dakar, Senegal
2012 Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange / Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2012 Cine Institute / Jacmel, Haiti
2012 Decoda / Camden, SC
2011 Horizons & Crossroads Juvenile Detention Centers / The Bronx, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Made in Carcere at SoundRes / Lecce, Italy
2011 Lucerne Festival Academy Spotlights / Lucerne, Switzerland
2010 Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange / Mexico City, Mexico
2010 NY2NO at Our School at Blair Grocery / New Orleans, LA
2010 Harare International Festival of the Arts / Harare, Zimbabwe
2009 Ashram Paryavaran Vidyalaya, Anjainisain, India
2007 Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School / Brookklyn, NY


2017 No Future Forever / Luzerner Theater, Lucerne, Switzerland
2016 Hear Be Dragons / National Sawdust, New York, NY
2014 Street Studio Knoxville / Big Ears Music Festival, Knoxville, TN
2013 Street Studio Lucerne / Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland
2013 Street Studio Camden / Bay Chamber Festival, Camden, Maine
2013 Street Studio Lincoln Center / Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York, NY
2012 Metamorphoses / Santa Fe New Music Festival, Santa Fe, NM
2012 Notation Parade / Make Music NY, New York, NY
2011 Galactic Underworld / Nuit Blanche Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
2011 ANITFOACB / 21c Liederabend, The Kitchen, New York, NY
2011 Dead Dog / Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition, Amsterdam
2011 Dead Dog / Music at First, NY
2010 Galactic Underworld / Manta Percussion, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY
2010 Trench Hero Ario / Tenri Cultural Institute, NY
2009 A Novel in the form of a Car Bomb / Industry City, NY
2008 Dead Dog / Merkin Concert Hall, NY
2008 Over the world Gilbert / Tenri Cultural Institute, NY
2008 Fragile / Honfleur Gallery, Washington DC
2008 Fragile / The Stone, NY
2008 Fragile / Berkshire Fringe Festival, Great Barrington, MA
2007 Dream Diaries / Brooklyn College Conservatory, NY
2007 Tragic Aviator / Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY
2006 Third Tongue / MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
2006 Y / Tenri Cultural Institute, NY
2005 Y / Accademia Int. della Musica, Milan, Italy, NY
2004 Lucid Mercer Island / Vienna, Austria


2016 Young Alumni Service Award, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM
2015 Artist-in-Residence, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
2014 Visiting Artist, University of Shanghai for Science & Technology, Shanghai, China
2013 Artist-in-Residence, La Granja Arts Center, Amanalco, Mexico
2011 PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Award, PopTech, Camden, Maine
2008 Finalist, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, NY
2006 Masterclass with Julia Wolfe & Sentieri Selvaggi, Milan, Italy
2006 Composition Fellow, Bang on a Can Summer Institute, North Adams, MA
2004 Masterclasses with Luca Francesconi & Claudio Ambrosini, Milan, Italy
2003-2005 Composition Fellow, Accademia Internazionale della Musica, Milan, Italy
1999 State Champion, NMMTA State Piano Competition, NM


M.M. Composition, Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY (2008)
B.A. Music and Communications, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2003)


2007 – pres Co-Founder & Artistic Director Found Sound Nation, NY
2011 – pres Co-Director OneBeat, International Exchange partnership with Bang on a Can & ECA
2010 – 2011 Artist-in-Residence Musical Exchange, Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Institute, NY
2009 – 2013 Teaching Artist, Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, NY
2003-2005 Music Coordinator, Assistant to Director IES Milan, Italy