Chris Hadley is a performer, composer, and sound artist working with percussion and electronics. He holds degrees in percussion performance from Southern Methodist University and Stony Brook University, where he focused on new music performance and improvisation. His work incorporates handmade instruments which explore the negotiation between instrument interfaces and the body as a critical design practice.
As a percussionist/electronicist, Chris has performed and collaborated with So Percussion, Matmos, members of Room Full of Teeth, Margaret Schedel, Michelle Lou, and Ray Anderson. In 2017 he helped to develop new analog synthesizer circuits for the new media artist duo LoVid. In 2018, he attended the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory, where he taught a seminar on handmade electronic instruments and presented work for a custom instrument of his own.