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.
Prepping for Friday’s Elskavon show at First Ave The Entry w/ @Budo. Can’t wait for this one!
Last show for awhile is TONIGHT! -- We'll be playing with Wild Ones and Enemy Planes -- we're on at 8:30 sharp -- we're also doing a videoshoot tonight so we really need you there to be a part of it if you can make it -- yaaaay waahoooooo!! --- love, BY.
SUNDAY. Last show for a little while while we write new songs and oh, have babies and all that good stuff. Chris and Rebekah most specifically I guess :)
Please come and bring some energy! We'll be doing a videoshoot for our whole set so we need you all there!! Let's party.
Not to mention Wild Ones and ENEMY PLANES are both a whole lot of awesome.
The Middle is on ABC at 7pm central tonight - tune in and keep your ears open for Dreaming Free. Could be just a very subtle background bed song using the instrumental or could be more of a feature with vocals. We shall see!
Not too shabby for a Tuesday night. Thanks again to Mates of State for having us, we a great time playing to a packed Turf Club last night and meeting a bunch of new faces.
NEXT UP: Saturday at the Fallout in Minneapolis. We'll have a full set including a brand new song whaaaaaaaaat!
I've been wanting a good tube amp for a number of years now, and a couple weeks ago was gifted this one from a friend simply because he believed in Bora York and our other musical endeavors. I won't name names because he wouldn't be looking for any sort of praise. I was blown away by this and totally blessed.
Kindness, generosity, community - this is what it's all about. Let's keep this kind of thing going!!
We may or may not be starting to get antsy about playing some more shows again and seeing all of your lovely faces in person.
Message us here on FB or email me at email@example.com with suggestions, thoughts, rantings, and ravings.
It's cold. We need to dance together a bit.
The Current is having a vote for the top local releases of 2013 - there's a ton of great music coming out of Minnesota, and we've been privileged to get to know and share a stage or two with a number of these artists.
If you enjoyed our debut album Dreaming Free and would like to vote for it, please do, and help us spread the word!
The voting ends December 2 and the top 20 will be announced on the Current December 29.