Christi Denton is a composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade and modified instruments. She enjoys breaking things, multi-channel speaker configurations, and building instruments where other things control sound; for example, where the audience can influence the composition with their phones or their drinks, or where light, weather, or a microorganism modifies musical parameters. She also leads the Sonic Arts and Music Production Laptop Ensemble (SAMPLE) at Portland State University.

You can support her at her Patreon page.

Upcoming Shows:

May 3, 2020, 7:00 @ KEX Portland: Performance with Pam Minty and other filmographers)

June 4-7, 2020 @ On The Boards (Seattle): Christi performs in Direct Path to Detour, a dance work by Portland-based choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto.

Upcoming SAMPLE Shows:

March 8 2020, 7:00: S.A.M.P.L.E plays at KEX Portland (100 NE MLK Jr.): The PSU laptop ensemble is playing on Sunday, March 9 at 7pm at KEX Hostel on MLK Jr and Burnside. The full 20-person large ensemble will do a piece with visuals by the PSU School of Film Experimental Production) and then 4 small ensembles will also perform.

May 28 2020, @ OMSI Planetarium (Portland): S.A.M.P.L.E will open for Survival Skills. Details coming soon!


Oct 22, 2018: Netalbum release on pan y rosas discos. Avant Music News (review) put it on their "Best of 2018" list.

On Feb 9, 2018, Rabia Yeaman interviewed me on KBOO's (90.7 FM, Portland) Digital Divide show

A 2014 piece with strings and max/msp, written while in residency at Caldera