Thérèse-Marie Chaix is an American composer based in New York City. Her music has been performed in concert halls spanning the globe, from San Francisco to the Swiss Alps. As a photorealist working with colored pencil and graphite, Chaix developed a passion for detail and complexity of color that play a formative role in her compositional aesthetic. Thérèse-Marie draws inspiration from the work of choreographer Pina Bausch as well as the poetry of Ogden Nash, Emily Dickinson and Gertrude Stein. Her influences from visual art span from Medieval tapestries to the l'Outrenoir paintings of Pierre Soulages and botanical illustrations by Eleanor Taylor.
With her music, Thérèse-Marie forges delicate aural environments encompassing deep emotional breadth, timbral saturation and architectural precision rendering the familiar strange and the strange beautiful. Ms. Chaix holds a Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Susan Botti as a recipient of the Ludmila Ulehla Composition Scholarship.