Chris Burrink creates distinct musical expressions for film & media.
When he was a boy, Chris learned to play music by ear on his family's upright piano. He rocked out to pop music throughout his childhood, and he sang with vocal groups during his teenage years. Chris became fascinated with film scores and music technology in his early twenties, and he began to make music with his computer.
Chris was twenty-six years old 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
How would you describe your musical style?
I enjoy blending subtle atmospheric vocals into projects whenever it's appropriate. The sound is distinctly "human," which doesn't work for all projects, but it works more often than you'd expect.
Do you have any hobbies?
I like to play hockey, watch movies and build forts with my son. I also love to fish and stare at campfires.
Favorite sports team?
I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan.
Who's your 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. I also love Jason Gray. His authenticity and humility inspire me.
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.
Why do you write music?
It's challenging, it's fun, and it's what I love to do. Music also 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!