Chris Bartels is a musician, producer, and teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Earning a Bachelor's of Science in Music Production at McNally Smith College of Music in 2012, his expertise is music, but he wears many hats in the media industry. Besides writing his own music and releasing albums, composing for film and ads, engineering, mixing, mastering, and producing music, he has experience in video production and editing, design and photography, live sound, marketing, and website development.
Chris also currently teaches Music and Media classes at STEP High School in Anoka, MN.
Chris launched his own company Anthem Falls Music in the fall of 2012 as a hybrid record label and production house. Rather than separate his own creative projects from his compositional work in film, TV, and advertising, he wanted to develop all his work under this umbrella.
Current projects include:
B O R A Y O R K:
Chris and his wife Rebekah, along with good friends, make up this Minneapolis indie-pop band. All songs from the debut album Dreaming Free written and produced by Chris. /// borayork.com
Bora York is the indie-pop band of Chris Bartels, his wife Rebekah, and good friends. The debut album Dreaming Freeis made up of large synth-driven orchestration, deep ambient textures, and personal stories.
The debut album Movemements In Seasonand follow-up Releasefrom ambient / modern classical artist Elskavon fuse acoustic instruments with electronic elements to create a bond of sonic landscapes and formed songwriting.