Christopher North

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.) He's a published singer/songwriter (eclectic rock, funk and folk as well as children's music including Disney, Noggin & "Sesame Street").

Hailing from Texas, he followed his muse to Manhattan in 1997. He now thrives in Brooklyn, having released 12 albums, scored 8 feature films as well as countless shorts, most of which are currently distributed around the world (DVD, Netflix, itunes).

Variety says he's a "notable asset." His first feature Everything's Jake, starring Ernie Hudson as a homeless musician, features Ethel String Quartet and Andy Middleton on sax with the composer on everything else, can be seen on STARZ. Eavesdrop (on Netflix, Itunes), with 82 minutes of music feature Eroica Trio, Ethel, Harp and Jazz Quintet playing 12 original jazz tunes. His 6th feature, Bible Quiz, won Best Documentary 2013 at Slamdance in Park City, UT.

In 2014, Chris worked on 4+ features, 3 shorts (including music, sound and voiceover for an award winning short), several episodes from 2 web series, 2 dance pieces, music/sound for a play, 2 releases of 2013 soundtracks and a two week conducting workshop. Recent projects include: Wally Chung's Spirit of Slamdance Film Festival award-winning animated short Think Ink screened at the Athens Film FestivalChandler Kauffman's Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector at the Vail Film Festival (new all score trailer at, Seth Greenleaf's Flag Football The Movie at the Phoenix Film Festival and the Desperado LGBT Film Festival.

David Shapiro's Missing People Documentary premiered at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 24 to rave reviews in HR, Global and Variety - "well served by a fine soundtrack of (mostly) new multi-artist cuts that sound like buried nuggets from the protag’s formative years in New York’s fertile multimedia punk/New Wave underground."

Chris Fetchko & Marina Donahue's All in Time premiered at Newport Beach's Film Festival on April 25th, also favorably reviewed in HR. Next is Otherside Pictures feature doc A New High World Premiere, as well as Missing People Documentary's America Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

He has taught at 92nd Street Y since 1997 (lessons/classes on Bass, Songwriting, Guitar and Music Theory). He's also been in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, especially on newly created boutique instruments - he's is the only person on the planet that plays and owns a Marcodi harpejji, a guitarviol, a slaperoo, a Suzuki Andes 25, a bass Uke and a Veillette Gryphon.

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The Mystery of Songwriting