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Christopher Renquist North

BMI

Composer, musician, songwriter, producer

multi-instrumentalist

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 out soon) 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: A New High (distributed by Orchard in 2017), Missing People (Best at Hamptons), Everything?s Jake (starring Ernie Hudson), Eavesdrop (featuring Grammy Nominated Eroica Trio), Bible Quiz (on Sundance Global,
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's also a singer/songwriter (eclectic rock, children's music including Disney, Noggin & Sesame Street.)

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. He has been a participant in many BMI workshops (including Film Scoring, Commercial Music and Conducting.) His latest feature films are Two Trains Runnin? (music/civil rights doc) and Cut Shoot Kill (suspense / horror.)

On 02.02.02, he released two albums, Opus Zero (chamber music & art songs) and De La Sur (rock, funk and folk songs) with related themes between them. Aside from his previously created music and songs being dropped into films, many of his film scores' cues feature songs with lyrics and song forms. His "Feather Lake Song" from the play The Forever Waltz is "as hummable as any contemporary hit". He is currently working a double album of rock songs, ambient tracks and chamber music called Space Bar.

Mr. North has taught at the 92nd Street Y since 1997 (lessons/classes on Bass, Film Scoring, Songwriting, Guitar and Music Theory) and is proud to teach where his bass teacher, Orin O'Brien of the NY Philharmonic, taught in the 60's. 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 and Dishonored. 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.

Notes:
Christopher North is a composer, bassist and multi-instrumental musician (on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and on Grammy award-winning recordings.) He's composed for Film, TV, Theater, Dance and various ensembles (jazz, chamber music, orchestral, etc.)

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