Chris is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and videographer. His creative studio is in New Baltimore, NY.
The latest project from Chris is a collaboration with Michael Tucker to produce a single and a video "Down with the COVID". Michael is a fabulously talented poet. Chris has turned several of Michael's poems into songs.
Chris says, "I was really worked up about the politics of the world-wide infection killing thousands in neighborhoods all over and there seemed to be limited outrage and deliberate government obstruction. I called Michael, vented at him for a while and told him I needed some lyrics. In just a few minutes I had a text with the basic song. I just happened to be working on a rock guitar-based track with a working title of "The Last Hurrah". I plugged the lyrics in over top and they fit."
About the project Michael says, "We wanted to make a statement counter to the Trump-led Covid Hysteria and general nuttiness as well as the economic and social injustice at the root of it, fertile ground for a Tin Pot Tyrant."
Released in May 2020 "Hit the Target" is four tracks of electronic fun, celebration and suspenseful adventure filled with mysterious undercurrents, percussive fantasy, flowing synthesizers, floating melodies amid drifting motifs.
Chris released a three-track EP "Droplets" in February 2020. It is a collection of cinematic instrumental adventures. Bold and engaging, each is an epic journey as it morphs through scenes and genres from electronica, rock, and dance to jazz and orchestral, with guitars, choirs, synthesizers, drum kits, ethnic percussion.
The video for the track ElectroMagneticePulse features crawling critters as main characters: millipedes, centipedes, a beetle, a fly, a dancing spider, with a surprise ending for a mosquito. A nature film of sorts.
Chris released a full-length album in October 2019 called “Morphic Dreams”. It is a collection of genre-blending electronic instrumentals that conjure up images and emotions at every transition as they flow from the soothing ambient choirs and synthesizers of a tone poem, to a rousing drum-driven march, and romantic R&B with old-school feel. So far Chris has built videos for three of the tracks: “A Major Seventh Sunrise”, “Water Love" and "Mechanical Ability". You can check them out on this website or on Chris' YouTube channel.
Chris has four goals for his music:
Have some fun
Bring attention to, and comment on, social issues
Get people to act on what they believe in and feel strongly about
“Too many people retire and are dead in two years,” Chris says. “When people used to ask me what I was going to do when I retired I said, ‘Play guitar and write music’. They thought I was crazy.”
Chris is retired from a career as a counselor and educator, and is also a former radio personality. His main focus now is creating music and videos.
In addition to his music projects Chris is building a series of videos about the Hudson River, documenting its beauty and the risks from human impact inspired by his up-close and personal experiences kayaking on the Hudson.
Check out his links to social media.