B i o g r a p h y

Nate Chivers is a Composer/Electric Guitarist from Western Massachusetts, based in Manchester, UK. 

Raised in the world of Rock, Jazz, and Pop,and trained in Classical Composition, he combines these backgrounds to create music which uses any means necessary for creative expression. Often noisy, often flawed, expressing the beauty and ugliness in life that is constantly in battle and harmony.

He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he studied Composition with Panagiotis Liaropoulos, and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK where he studied under Gary Carpenter and David Horne. He is currently a PhD research student at the Royal Northern College of Music, supervised by Mauricio Pauly.

As composer, he has worked with Psappha, Kinetic MCR, BBC Singers, Music Theatre Wales, CoMA, ALEA III and has been performed in the USA, UK, France, and China as well as being featured on BBC Radio 3. He has also worked with performers such as percussionist Cormac Byrne and sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun.

As an electric guitarist he has performed with VIRTUALREALITY, the Electronic Experimental Ensemble, the Brand New Day Orchestra, Distractfold, and House of Bedlam. he has attended the Guitar Course at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse in 2016 & 2018 and studied with Yaron Deutsch of Ensemble Nikel. 

He is also the guitarist and one of the arrangers of The Manchester Video Game Orchestra (MCVGO) Directed by Tom Hilary.