There are 6 artists with this name: 1) Chris Wood is an English folk musician and composer. 2) Chris Wood is a techno artist from Germany. 3) Chris Wood is an electronic (idm) artist from South African Republic. 4) Chris Wood is an indie and trip-hop artist based in USA. 5) Chris Wood is a bassist with the trio Medeski, Martin and Wood. 6) Chris Wood is a flautist and saxophonist of British rock band Traffic.
1) Chris Wood is an English folk musician and composer who plays fiddle, viola and guitar, and sings.
He is an ardent enthusiast for traditional English dance music (with a background in English church music), including Morris and other rituals and ceremonies, but his repertoire also includes much French folk music and traditional Qu?becois material. He has worked for many years in a duo with button accordion/melodeon player Andy Cutting: Wood & Cutting are one of the most influential acts on the British folk music scene. Q Magazine gave their ?Live at Sidmouth? album four stars and put the duo ?at the forefront of the latest wave of British music acts?. One of his first recordings was playing bass and percussion on ?Jack's Alive? (1980) the first album by the Oysterband (at that time called the Oyster Ceilidh Band).
Wood is also a member of the acclaimed Wood, Wilson & Carthy, with Roger Wilson and Martin Carthy. Wood & Cutting, together with piano accordionist Karen Tweed and guitarist Ian Carr, make up the Two Duos Quartet, who have made one album ?Half as happy as we?. With John Dipper on fiddle and Robert Harbron on concertinas, he is part of the English Acoustic Collective. This is also the name of an organisation which Wood set up in 1999 to link the many threads of his teaching activities, including summer schools based at Ruskin Mill near Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.
Other projects include ?Listening to the River? (a concert project which interweaves recordings of dialect and oral history from the area around the River Medway with live music) and ?Glassblower?, described as ?an industrial ballet?.
At the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2006, the Best Original Song category was won by Chris Wood and storyteller Hugh Lupton for ?One in a Million?, a modern retelling of a widespread traditional tale in which a lost ring is rediscovered in the stomach of a fish. He was also nominated in three other categories: Best Album (for ?The Lark Descending?), Best Traditional Track (?Lord Bateman?), and Folk Singer of the Year.
2) Chris Wood's passion for electronic music reflects itself in many different ways. Over the last years, there is nearly no house club left in the ?Rhein-Main area? that could resist his fine and exceptional taste combining Deephouse, Techhouse and Minimal Techno.
Since 2003, the sound engineer and host of the radio show ?practice house mix show? is working for the ?GEM/Elektrolux? network, where he dedicates his time generating new sounds together with Pascal FEOS in his studio. In other words, best conditions for getting his own ideas on vinyl.
Just last year, he remixed a track for Tony Senghore on Danza Electronica and produced a fresh interpretation of ?I Need A Freak? together with DJ Sebbo. On ?Level Non Zero?, he published his own track ?Desire? and a re-edit of ?Trigger?.
3) Chris Wood comes from Capetown, South African Republic. His album Palimpsest is a living proof that recycling can be a creative way of making old music come to life. To keep ones atention Chris uses cutting and stalling, filled with drills and minimalistic rhythms with a pinch of creative samples. In times of great disorientation in electro music, Palimpsest offers a relatively fresh sound and a rich resevoir of ideas for the future.
4) Chris Wood is also a up-and-coming indie rebel high school graduate from Simsbury, CT who recently captured the attention of NME as well as that of many desperate, bored youths like himself with his first EP ?I Know, Right??. Once a member of the popular OK Captain he now creates music ranging from indie to trip-hop in college in Colorado.
5) Chris Wood is also the name of the bassist with the genre-busting trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.
6) Chris Wood is also the name of the saxophonist of British rock band Traffic.