Christopher North is a composer for film, TV / original series, theater, dance and various ensembles. He's also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental musician, having performed at Carnegie Hall and on Grammy award-winning recordings. Hailing from Texas, he now thrives in Brooklyn, having released 14 albums (with 7 more soundtracks slated for 2016) and scored 40+ films, screening / distributed around the world. Many of these have won awards at film festivals including Slamdance (where he is two for two), Hamptons, Soho, Big Apple, Houston, Newport Beach, Milan and Coney Island, as well as a special mention at DOC NYC. These credits include: Everything’s Jake (starring Ernie Hudson), Eavesdrop (featuring Grammy Nominated Eroica Trio), Bible Quiz (Best Documentary Slamdance 2013), L’Absinthe (thriller set in Paris/Manhattan) and Lucky Days (directed by / starring Angelica Page), all of which can be seen on Netflix, Itunes, Amazon, on DVD, On Demand, etc. He is proud and honored to be part of the Sundance Family, as a Composer / Fellow in the 2015 Sundance Institute & Skywalker Sound's Music and Sound Design Lab for Documentary Film at Skywalker Ranch. His latest films are Two Trains Runnin’ (award winning music/civil rights doc) and Horror Feature Call Sheet.
Mr. North has taught at the 92nd Street Y since 1997. He has played bass with Quincy Jones, Dixie Chicks, Rosanne Cash, various 80's one hit wonders, symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles as well on Broadway (The Lion King, Rent, Spring Awakening and Hair). On several of his scores and albums, he has played all the instruments. Recently, he has played bass on other composer's film scores, trailers and video games including Wolfenstein. He has also been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, especially on newly created boutique instruments, and is likely the only person on the planet who plays and owns a Marcodi Harpejji, a Guitarviol, a Slaperoo, a Suzuki Andes 25, a bass Uke, a ROLI Rise and a Veillette Gryphon. Collaborating and making music for film brings out his best work, for which, VARIETY says he's a "notable asset." His latest passion and life-long, now realized, dream is conducting.