Raven Chacon

2019 Program Artist

Raven Chacon (Navajo First Nation, born in Fort Defiance, AZ, USA lives in Albuquerque, NM, USA) is a composer, performer, and installation artist. As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at venues including: Whitney Biennial, New York City; documenta 14, Kassel; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; Ende Tymes Festival, New York City; 18th Biennale of Sydney; and The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Every year, he teaches twenty students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project. In addition, he is the recipient of multiple prizes.


Harbour Symphony

Composers Delf Maria Hohmann and Raven Chacon with Allison Cameron, John Oswald and Marc Sabat bring St. John’s celebrated Harbour Symphony to Toronto, transforming boats berthed near the city’s shoreline into an orchestra on the water. Featuring music written for the horns of tugboats, trawlers, ferries, leisure vessels, and ocean-going freighters, each Harbour Symphony since 1983 has […]


Harbourfront Centre


Listening Session with Allison Cameron, Raven Chacon, and John Oswald

A collaboration with Delf Maria Hohmann, Allison Cameron, Raven Chacon, John Oswald, and Marc Sabat culminated in a special edition of Harbour Symphony as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art Opening Week, activating boats docked along Toronto’s shoreline in a celebratory launch. For this evening, Chacon, Cameron and Oswald reflect on this and previous editions […]