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 is the founder and producer of Anthem Falls Music where he composes and licenses original music for film, television, and online projects.
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!
Wednesday JULY 30:
Granite City Rosedale, 8pm-10, on the patio. This show is just Chris and our good friend Cory Wong (Foreign Motion, local guitar wizard). They'll be playing a few BY tunes, as well as some Elskavon, and other projects from the duo.
Wednesday AUGUST 6:
Granite City Rosedale, 8pm-10, on the patio again. This time it'll be the full Bora York band playing a casual set.
7th Street Entry w/ The Dig from New York.
Details soon on this one. Gonna be a good one.
Check out http://www.borayork.com/shows/ for all the details! See you soon.
20k plays is in sight! We loves you all, and are always so grateful for your support. We enjoy every step of the way. Currently working on more new tracks and a couple fun show announcements soon!
Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend everybody. We had a good time playing our longest set ever in Wisconsin Friday night and then seeing the best fireworks show right over the river. Never experienced ash from fireworks actually falling into my hair before. Worth it. Here's a few pics from the night, thanks to Vienna Lewin for taking some good ones.
Also thanks to her hubs Taylor for setting up the system from scratch and running sound for us. And Dustin Antoine and Amy Anderson for helping with merch. Bora York is always so much more than us five, we couldn't do what we do without all your guys' help. And it wouldn't be much fun to jam without all of you lovelies coming out to enjoy it! Love.
Next up for us is Granite City at Rosedale, out on the patio from 9pm-11, Wednesday August 6th!
This Friday is the 4th of July and we'll be jamming right across the river near Hudson Wisconsin! It's a backyard fundraiser party - two long Bora York sets with food and drinks, followed by Stillwater fireworks over the river. For more details, here's the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467208466852920/?ref=22
Hey friends. Have a quick minute to help us spread the word for Let Loose??? This would help us a ton:
1) go to:
2) click the heart, sign up, link your twitter
3) click the twitter and/or facebook button to share the song.
How this works is hypem.com tracks songs on social media and blogs, and shares / likes / favorites / retweets etc. build up points for that song. Virality ensues.
Thanks for being part of the team. If you have a minute to help, we will give you unlimited high fives forever!! Love, BY.
Some people have wondered where we record - believe it or not, save for drums, we recorded every single part of Let Loose at Bek and my humble two-bedroom apartment.
Thanks everybody for coming out last night! Next up for us is 4th of July night in Hudson, Wisconsin. This'll be a fun one. More details to come.
Till then, stay tuned for a single release soon, and some other things coming up - sign up for our newsletter at http://www.borayork.com/about/ if you want to hear about it first.
Ok so we'll be playing a short-and-sweet (hopefully sweet) set this Friday evening at the Lake Harriet Bandshell with rad local band Step Rockets to follow.
We're on right at 7:30, and it's freeeeeee! Come on out!
Waterfall live video at First Avenue & 7th St Entry (Entry) a couple weeks ago. Big thanks to Taylor Lewin for heading this up and editing it, as well as Jordan Nimlos, Vienna Lewin, Charlie Wirth, and Jill Miller!
So great to have Taylor Lewin speak to my STEP (high school I teach at) music/media students today. This guy works his booty off doing music/recording/video/promotions/etc etc. and he does it all really well.
Local bands/artists, get to know him. He makes things happen.
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.