Chris Burrink is an American born composer whose music has featured in film, tv, and advertising.
Born in 1982, Chris began to play the piano by ear at the age of seven. He saved enough money to buy his first stereo with high speed dubbing by the age of nine, and he rocked out to pop music throughout his childhood. He sang with vocal groups in school during his teenage years, and he eventually started a web consulting business in his early twenties.
Chris was 26 when the movie "August Rush" inspired him to change his course to study music theory and production, and he graduated with a degree in Music Production & Technology in 2010.
He currently lives near Chicago with his family. His music continues to captivate and move audiences with intense feeling.
Do you have a favorite sports team?
Chicago Blackhawks, duh!
What artists would you say inspire you the most?
You know... I definitely appreciate Thomas Newman's use of harmonics, and his sound still impacts me. Imogen Heap is another favorite of mine. Her musical experiments push the limits. And then there's Jason Gray. This guy is amazing. His authenticity and humility are inspirational.
What are your favorite non-musical activities?
I like to build forts with my son and play games with family. Reading, camping, fishing, pond hockey and spending time with close friends are also on this list.
What is your favorite movie?
Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
What inspires you to write music?
Music helps me to communicate what my words cannot. It gives me a way to share my deep joy and brokenness with others, and I'm amazed to hear from people who identify with it. Music reminds me that we're a part of a much bigger story, that we're actually headed somewhere, and that we really do have a reason to celebrate.
I like how Victor says it...
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo
Tell me about your project!
Thanks for your interest in my music. Please provide me with information about your project. If you're inquiring about an original composition, we can arrange a phone call or we can meet for lunch to chat about the details. I value relationship and I'm excited to hear about your project!