Christopher Otto is a composer and violinist living in the Bronx, New York. He studied composition at the Eastman School of Music and mathematics at the University of Rochester. He is a founding member of the JACK quartet, which performs and commissions myriad new works each year. He has also premiered and recorded numerous solo and chamber works by John Zorn and performed as a soloist in Zorn’s violin concerto Contes de Fées, and in Brian Ferneyhough’s Terrain. Chris’s compositions have explored harmonic possibilities in an expanding universe of just intonation. JACK has been a laboratory for some of these experiments, performing several of his quartets, and recording his rag′sma for two or three string quartets, which was released in 2021. His music can be heard at christopherotto.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/ottotelic, and christopherotto.space.