B i o g r a p h y

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

An innovative approach to the electric guitar using harmonics, muted notes, bends and anything else to create emotionally compelling music. The music can often be described as contemplative and playful. He also draws upon rock, pop, classical, and other influences to inform his music. This is reflected in his works without electric guitar too.

He is an accomplished composer of concert music and 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, sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun, tubist Jack-Adler McKean.

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/arranger of The Manchester Video Game Orchestra (MCVGO) Directed by Tom Hilary.

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.