Chris Becker is a composer working and living in New York City. He recently wrote his first piece for classical guitar titled Delta.
Delta was commissioned by guitarist Dan Sumner and the Bloomington Classical Guitar Society and funded in part by a grant from the American Music Center. It was premiered by Dan Sumner on January 10, 2009 in Bloomington, Indiana at the John Waldron Arts Center.
Inspired in part by the natural life of southern Louisiana, Delta consists of three movements and clocks in around 11 minutes. The first is a slow, free introductory movement. The second is more rock influenced in 5/4 and the mysterious final movement makes use of a backdrop of prerecorded crickets and circadas.