Christopher Fox studied composition with Hugh Wood, Jonathan Harvey and Richard Orton and was awarded the degree of DPhil in composition from York University in 1984. In 1994 he joined the Music Department at the University of Huddersfield, eventually becoming Professor in Composition. Since April 2006 he has been Research Professor in Music at Brunel University.
Fox’s work has been performed and broadcast world-wide and has featured in many of the leading new music festivals, from the Amsterdam PROMS to the BBC Promenade Concerts and from St Petersburg to Sidney. His writings on music have been published widely, and deal principally with new music, in particular experimental, minimalist and complex tendencies in American and European music. His music has been described as “impressive, thoughtful, entertaining and extremely varied”.