Composer and performer Chad Langford is a native of Montana, in the United States. His music has been performed in North America, Europe and Asia. Creating a fascinating, visceral synthesis of layered pulse streams, text, interference patterns, and fragile melodies, his work frequently utilizes both acoustic and electronic instruments and ensembles. He has recently been featured in the ZEPPELIN Festival (Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain), Festival Neue Muzik (Lüneburg, Germany), Insomnia Festival (Tromsø, Norway), KoMA ’6 Festival (Belgrade, Serbia) and has received commissions from Gaudeamus Music Week (Amsterdam) in 2008 and 2011, and the November Music Festival (Den Bosch) in 2011 and 2012.
After settling in the Netherlands in 2007, Langford worked with the pioneering Dutch electroacoustic group the POW Ensemble, as well as undertaking collaborative projects with Rosa Ensemble, Post & Mulder, Duo Dubbelduet, Ensemble Royaal, Klarinetensemble Lignum, and the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble’s Ligeti Academy for emerging composers.
From 2003-2007, Langford served as instructor of double bass and string techniques at Montana State University, Bozeman. As a bassist, Langford has toured and recorded with many notable artists, including the Springhill Jazz Quartet, Chris Cunningham, and Aaron Espe. A founding member of the jazz ensemble the Jeni Fleming Trio, he toured extensively with the group, producing five albums and appearing in the pilot episode of 11th & Grant with Eric Funk, a new Emmy Award-winning music program on Public Television in the US. He has appeared in many festivals throughout the US and Canada, including NxNW and MusicFest Northwest (Portland, Oregon), the Yellowstone Jazz Festival (Powell, Wyoming), and the Victoria International Jazz Festival (Victoria BC, Canada), where he and the Jeni Fleming Trio opened for jazz legend Dave Brubeck.
He currently lives and works in the wilds of northeast England.