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Raven Chacon


Raven Chacon is a Pulitzer Prize–winning composer, performer, and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. A recording artist over the span of 22 years, Chacon has appeared on over eighty releases on national and international labels. Chacon has exhibited, performed, or had works performed at LACMA, Vancouver Art Gallery, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, SITE Santa Fe, The Kennedy Center, and more. His artworks are among the collections of the Whitney, the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and National Museum of the American Indian, LACMA, and others.

Major works

2021 Voiceless Mass

2022 Call for the Company in the Morning

Selected Awards 

2021 Award for Best New Opera by the Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) for Sweet Land

2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award 

2022 Pew Fellow-in-Residence 

2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Voiceless Mass (2021) 

2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA) Award in Music/ Sound 

Past events

  1. 2023

    music |Muziekgebouw - Grote zaal