Oddmusic is proud to present a brief introduction to The Chrysalis Foundation.
The tour features a mini-gallery of acoustic musical instruments created
and built by Cris Forster, and provides a glimpse into the fascinating world
of Musical Mathematics, a work that bridges the worlds of Art and
Established in 1982, The Chrysalis Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts
and education organization that encourages the creation of new acoustic
musical instruments, and supports compositions and performances for these
The Foundation is accomplishing these goals through the work of master builder,
composer, and writer Cris Forster, whose original acoustic instruments are
designed to explore new tunings in just intonation.
The Foundation is devoted to the idea that the future of music depends on
the integration of timbres and tunings as raw ingredients in an expanding,
flexible, and highly nuanced tonal palette. By recognizing the art of tuning
as a variable rather than a constant, music can once again become a vital
force capable of expressing and addressing the complexities of our modern
minds and spirits.
The Foundation's new studio (a 2500 square-foot building in San Francisco's
SOMA district) is quiet, secure, well-lit, and wide open; a perfect home
for the instruments. It is a place where Cris can compose, musicians can
rehearse, and you can gather with them to experience innovative and enlightening
Enjoy the tour, and for much more in-depth information regarding The Chrysalis
Foundation, its events schedule, as well as detailed information on the
study and application of Musical Mathematics, we urge you to visit the official
website of The Chrysalis Foundation after your visit here at Oddmusic.