I tell stories with sound to unlock emotion.


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Independent Films / Streaming Videos / Commercials / Documentaries / Presentations / Events

I provide one-stop music clearance and, depending on the workload, pretty fast turnaround time. If you can't find an existing track that is working, or if you need something customized, send me a message with details about your project including the tone, track length, terms and budget.


Some of my recent clients include Google, Microsoft, Hyundai, Blue Cross Blue Shield, NationEarth, Ogilvy & Mather, and World Bank.

Composer | Sound Artist


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 I like how it gently draws people into the story without forcing the emotion.

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 camp fires.

Favorite sports team?

I'm a Chicago Blackhawks fan.

Artists who have inspired you?

I love how Thomas Newman uses harmonics to create space in his music. Imogen Heap is another favorite of mine. She's fun and her musical experiments push the limits. Jason Gray's authenticity inspires me, and I appreciate John Cage's thoughts about music and silence.

Why do you write music for film & tv?

It's fun, it's challenging, and it's what I love to do. Collaboration works to refine the stories we tell, but it also helps to refine me. This creative process usually embraces failure in its early stages, and this creates a safe place for me to experiment with sound. With each new project, I get to face new challenges, discover humility, and occasionally surprise myself.


Below are a few samples from my library. Send me details about your project so I can search my computer and get you what you need.


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!
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