The music of Christopher Jette is a reflection of the extreme contrasts that exist in the human condition. His music explores how an individual line can exist as a part of a cohesive whole while simultaneously existing as an individual. The musical gestures explore the vast colors and dynamic and registral extremes that obviously fascinate this composer. There is a conscious connection to the traditions of music in the manner that the juxtapositions and oppositions are held together with a direct and organic narrative. One is aware that the performers who take up this music are deeply committed and that this is indicative of the underlying spiritual and human emotions that are being explored.
As an educator Christopher is adept at working with a wide variety of musicians from his beginning violin students to the professional performers that are his colleagues. Christopher has maintained a private studio of violin and composition students working with students to explore not only the mechanics of music creation and production but also working with the student to create a musical education that explores their personal interests beyond the traditional repertoire. One of the outgrowths of this passion for education has been the development of a curriculum for composers working with performers as a component of his Music Educator Portfolio.
As a presenter he works in a collective spirit with musicians and visual artists to present artistic events that not only entertain but engage the issues that define the era and the artistic discourse which supersedes the here and now. The Lovely Weather collective as it is known, brings together a variety of creative persons and is modeled after his experience working with Dr. Lawrence Scripp and the Music in Education National Consortium as well as the currational role that galleries and museums fulfill.
contact info: http://www.cj.lovelyweather.com.