Stephen Chase composes, improvises, and walks quite a lot.
His work veers erratically between conceptual strategies and following-his-nose, and is drawn to such things as the relationship between physical action and sound production, group interaction, and the acoustic characteristics of indoor and outdoor spaces.
He has collaborated variously with Ross Parfitt, Philip Thomas, Exaudi, Quatuor Bozzini, Brevis Choir, Apartment House, Ensemble Zwischentöne, Music We’d Like to Hear, Sound Intermedia, BBC Singers, Mick Beck, edges, THF Drenching, Gwilly Edmondez, Coastguard All Stars, Husk, Gated Community, Damo Suzuki, omoplate sarangi, murmuration, and Freaking Glamorous Teapot.
He has co-edited a book of essays with Philip Thomas on the music of Christian Wolff for Ashgate.
He recently returned to playing other people's music for solo guitar, specialising in premiering music by composers whose first initial is J: so far, James Saunders, James Weeks, Jennie Gottschalk and Jürg Frey.