Chris Korda

Chris Korda (born 1962)[1] is a US antinatalist activist,[2] techno musician, and software developer, and leader of the Church of Euthanasia.[3]

Chris Korda
Born1962 (age 58–59)
NationalityAmerican
EducationHammonasset School
OccupationMusician, Performance Artist, Activist, Inventor of music software
Known forFounder of the Church of Euthanasia with Robert Kimberk, Musical act: Chris Korda and the Church of Euthanasia
Parent(s)Michael Korda
Carolyn Keese
RelativesVincent Korda
(grandfather)
Alexander Korda
(great-uncle)
Zoltan Korda
(great-uncle)

Personal lifeEdit

Korda is the daughter of Michael Korda and his first wife, Carolyn Keese.[4] She is the granddaughter of art director Vincent Korda, and the great-niece of film directors Alexander Korda and Zoltan Korda.

Korda has identified as transgender since 1991, and is vegan.[5][6] She is a graduate of the Hammonasset School.[7]

Unabomber for PresidentEdit

In 1995, Korda, together with Lydia Eccles, launched the campaign Unabomber for President.[8] It took the overt form of a political action committee, Unabomber Political Action Committee (UNAPACK).[8] "Unapack (...) completely endorses the ideas in the 35,000-word screed against society the government may try to prove Kaczynski wrote."[9]

Software careerEdit

In 2008, Korda designed Fractice, a fractal renderer.[10]

Korda is also an inventor of music software, such as Waveshop (2013), a bit-perfect lossless free audio editor, reviewed in several websites.[11]

She is also the creator of ChordEase (2014). This is a free software tool that is compatible with any MIDI instrument and essentially it makes notes easier to play. ChordEase was presented at the 2015 International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.[12]

Music careerEdit

As an electronic/techno musician, Korda released several LPs, singles and EPs.[13] Korda toured Europe with her album "Man of the Future",[14] released in 2003 by the German electronic music record label International Deejay Gigolo Records. Korda has toured worldwide, using her own software to perform live, including the Sonar music festival in Barcelona 2001.[15]

Selected discographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 1999: Six Billion Humans Can't Be Wrong (DJ Mix; as Chris Korda & The Church Of Euthanasia; International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2003: The Man Of The Future (International Deejay Gigolo Records)
  • 2004: Victim Of Leisure – Live @ BURN.FM (Platoniq)
  • 2019: Akoko Ajeji (Perlon)
  • 2020: Polymeter (Mental Groove Records)
  • 2020: Apologize To The Future (Perlon)

Singles and EPsEdit

  • 1993: Save The Planet, Kill Yourself (Kevorkian Records)
  • 1997: Save The Planet, Kill Yourself (Re-Release; International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 1998: Sex Is Good (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2002: I Like To Watch (Null Records)
  • 2002: When It Rains EP (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2003: The Man Of The Future (International Deejay Gigolos)
  • 2020: Magic Cookie EP (Partout)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broder, Von; M, Henryk. (1996) Der Spiegel, Macht Liebe, nicht Babies, English translation.
  2. ^ Rix, Kate (November 1996). "You are the Problem". Wired.
  3. ^ Potts, Grant. (2005) "Church of Euthanasia". In The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, ed. by Bron Taylor, pp. 384–85. London & New York: Continuum International.
  4. ^ "Big-Shot Editor Michael Korda Writes of Power, Success and Charmed Lives". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  5. ^ Lallanilla, Marc. (2008) LiveScience, 5 Odd Religions Coming to a Statehouse Near You.
  6. ^ "Chris Korda "THE CHURCH OF EUTHANASIA Archives" at GOSWELL ROAD, Paris •". Mousse Magazine (in Italian). 2019-04-15. Retrieved 2020-06-16.
  7. ^ Bromley, David G.; Spiers, Isaak (14 September 2018). "Church of Euthanasia". World Religions and Spirituality Project. Virginia Commonwealth University. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b "They Call It Luddite Love". The New York Times. 1996-09-15. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  9. ^ Winokur, Scott. (1996) San Francisco Chronicle, The "Unabomber for President' campaign.
  10. ^ Campbell, Marc. (2010) Dangerous Minds, Extremely deep zoom into the Mandelbrot set: Infinitely psychedelic.
  11. ^ Beta News.
  12. ^ Korda, Chris (2015). "ChordEase: A MIDI remapper for intuitive performance of non-modal music" (PDF). Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  13. ^ Chris Korda discography at Discogs.
  14. ^ Kedves, Jan. (2003) Intro, The Man Of The Future: Chris Korda. Archived 2015-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Sonar 2001: Londres oculto, eutanasia, ruidismo, rayos musicales y pianistas atípicos.