C. Reider lives in Northern Colorado, in the United States. His activities can roughly be divided into four:
2.) Composer of electronic, electro-acoustic and process music - with a recent interest in improvised performing and field recording
3.) Publisher / sharer of this work (this is a very distinct tendency from the creation impulse)
4.) Active member of a community of people making music, and distributing it for free with Creative Commons licensing.
This is a recent interview on the Music Manumit podcast explaining some views on experimental music, Creative Commons, netlabels, listening and other subjects: Music Manumit Podcast, May 26, 2013 (external link).
On the Graham Wafercast, there was a long monologue describing the early years, including talk of the cassette underground and the transition to netlabels: Graham Wafercast Episode 7, October 2013 (external link).
A major project for 2011-2012 was the curation of an exhibition of sound art titled Sound Through Barriers, which exhibited the work of 15 international sound artists in Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as two performances of experimental music by Cheryl Leonard and Jeph Jerman. The exhibition documentation is archived at SoundThroughBarriers.com (external link).
The curatorial note from the Sound Through Barriers exhibition presents a more fleshed out vision of Reider's philosophy on sound: On Listening Through Barriers (external link).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Reider has participated in many collaborations, and groups, most notably Drone Forest(external link). Other major projects included Luster and Crook'd Finger.
He was active in the global cassette underground during the nineties. He was also involved in music journalism, having written reviews and conducted interviews for the now defunct magazines AUTOreverse and Mouthy during the 90s & early 00s.
His current pursuits circle around raising awareness of the netlabel community, and considering its future.