Chris Burrink is a sonic architect whose work has featured in film, tv, and advertising. He delivers distinct musical expressions to industry professionals around the world.
Chris began to play the piano by ear at the age of seven. He bought 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 became fascinated with film scores and music technology in his early twenties.
Chris was 26 when the movie "August Rush" inspired him to pursue his musical vocation. He graduated with a degree in Music Production & Technology in 2010, and he began writing music for commercials, movies, and other media.
He currently lives near Chicago with his family.
Q & A
What's your favorite non-musical activity?
When I'm not making music, you'll probably find me building forts out of cardboard boxes and pillows with my son, Tenor. We also like flashlights and bubble wrap.
Do you have a favorite sports team?
Chicago Blackhawks, duh!
Do you have a favorite musical artist?
I love how Thomas Newman uses harmonics to create space in his music. 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 inspire me.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
Why write music?
It's challenging, it's fun, and it's what I love to do. 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!