Chris began his musical education at the age of five, studying trumpet under his father, Edward, a professional musician in New York City. His formal training started at New York’s famed High School of the Performing Arts, and continued at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied classical composition. He has composed scores for a wide range of feature films, indies and documentaries.
After interviewing several New York-based composers, I fell in love with his work after seeing two of his most recent documentary projects at the Doc NYC festival last fall: First Position is a film about ballet students who compete in the Youth America Grand Prix. It will be released theatrically in May 2012 by IFC/Sundance Selects. Unraveled will have its broadcast premiere on the Showtime Network and a theatrical release in April 2012. It’s a film about attorney Marc Dreier, who committed fraud on a scale that made him second only to Bernie Madoff.
Chris brings a sensitivity to these very different subjects, and his music heightens the dramatic impact of those films. I’m confident that his score for MEN OF THE CLOTH will enhance its cinematic appeal.