"Wirsig takes the soul of sound and uses it as a weapon" *

Welcome to my dark world of music

I'm a composer, producer and songwriter, based in Los Angeles, and have been writing music for over 25 years, with 50 releases to date. Since moving to LA in November 2015 I've had my music placed on numerous TV shows, and wrote the score for several multi award-winning short films. I'm also co-writing with other songwriters, and producing other artists, so please check out my work - welcome to my dark world of music...
 
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Music for film & TV

Even if it often is subtle, music is such an integral part of a movie or TV show, as it needs to help tell the story, and support the emotions, moods and atmosphere of a certain scene.
 
As a composer my job is to support the story and characters of your project without taking over, but with a memorable, immersive sound.

Arrangement & Production

If you like songs that are unique, have some twists and turns, and create an immersive atmosphere, I'd love to work together with you.
 
By mixing electronic and acoustic instruments, I'll help you to create a truly captivating (often cinematic) song that stands out - realizing your vision, working together for a memorable track.

Songwriting

I've been writing songs for my own projects for over 25 years, and I'm constantly co-writing & producing songs with artists songwriters like Psyche, Liza Marie Sparks, Queen Chameleon, Roxanne Seeman, Lori Barth, Audio Terrorist, Melissa Harding, and many others.
 
Hit me up if you would like to write something memorable together...

Trailerization, Remix, Cover

Let's take your song to another level, reimagine it in a different style.
 
How about a trailerization - making it more epic or creepy for film trailers? Or make it into an unusual remix, blending it with new elements, transforming the song with new meaning?

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Film & TV Score

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Chris Wirsig

Chris Wirsig is an award-winning composer, songwriter and producer, who enjoyed classical training on piano and saxophone, studied audio engineering at SAE Technology College, and has more than 20 years experience in music production. His music can be heard in games like the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game “Alien Tribe 2,” the multiple award-winning short movies “Intervention,” “20 Matches,” “Cat Dexx: Inkosi,” and “Trick Of The Old Cat,” the comedy feature film “39 And A Half,” and in numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, Fox Sports, Audience Network/DirecTV, and many others.
 
Current and upcoming projects include the pilot for a tech-horror web series, “Glitch,” an LGBTQ+ animated comedy series, “Be More Popcorn,” the cyberpunk boxing drama “Steel Will,” and a charity project with an orchestral cover version of Depeche Mode’s “People Are People,” a project with 36 musicians and singers, benefitting several organizations fighting for justice and equality, arranged and produced solely by Chris.
 
On the songwriting/producing side, Chris started the acclaimed Electro Pop/Dark Wave band no:carrier in 1995 and the Electronica/Chill-Out project Virtual Conformity in 2001, as well as several side projects. He’s also co-writing and producing songs with other artists and songwriters like Psyche, Lori Barth, Briana Cash, Daniel E. Wakefield, Liza Marie Sparks, Queen Chameleon, The Dust Ryde, echoekill, and many others.
 
After studying audio engineering in the late 1990’s, he worked as editor for the musician & tech magazines “KEYS” and “Studio Post Pro,” and founded the first German fair-trade record label, NovaTune.
 
Chris is a Grammy Voting Member, as well as a member of the Production Music Association and the Society Of Composers and Lyricists, for which he served as LA Administrator for two years and is now a member of its Board of Directors.

        


        


Testimonials

  • "Chris Wirsig is one of my favorite composers because he is very professional, highly creative,
    provides quick turnaround, and most importantly, immediately understands
    what the music needs of a project are, and delivers the score on time."
     
    Linda Palmer, writer/director/producer

  • "Chris has a tremendous talent for evocative orchestration; using unique scoring techniques
    that also call upon the brilliant use of the orchestral textures found in natural instrument
    playing in combination with electronic sounds to creat audio atmospheres of great imagination."
     
    Michael & Patty Silversher, songwriters/composers for Disney, Jim Henson Company

  • "Chris Wirsig is an incredibly talented, caring, professional and innovative person to work with.
    He has an excellent ear and is extremely patient, focused and diligent in his work ethic.
    Love working with Chris, he‘s a wonderful composer."
     
    Maria Di Cara, vocalist/vocal library producer

  • "I chose Chris because I wanted a score that could feel both menacing and modern, with dense texture
    while being sparse and claustrophobic at the same time. Chris and I got on the same page pretty fast,
    and by the time he sent me the music for the end credits, it was perfect."
     
    Mark Tapio Kines, writer/director

  • "Working with Chris has been one of the best experiences of my music career. He can turn a bus ride idea
    into a full song with different versions to suit the need of film, TV or single release.
    Chris makes you feel like an equal partner yet making your music shine and your journey with him special."
     
    Liza Marie Sparks, singer/songwriter

  • "I‘ve had the pleasure of working with Chris in a number of ways. He leveraged his keen ear to present me
    in my best light, he crafted unique and creative arrangements & quickly composed music as my songs developed in the studio.
    To say that working with Chris has changed my life is an understatement."
     
    Kalib DuArte, singer/songwriter/producer

  • "When I launched my TV show, „Nadya‘s Identity Files,“ Chris composed a theme song
    that is unique, cutting edge & transcendental. I was not only impressed by his unique sound
    but also his professionalism, extraordinary fast turnaround, flexibility, and all around kind and supportive demeanor."
     
    Nadya Rousseau, producer

  • "I've had the pleasure of recording several songs with Chris Wirsig over the years.
    He has the ability to hone in on the essence of whatever instrument & extract a quality of sound which fits the mood and feeling of the song.
    He is easy going, has a brilliant, open mind and is adroit at what he does."
     
    Lauralee Brown, singer/songwriter

  • "Chris Wirsig is one of my favorite people in the world to work with. He's very open to new ideas & encourages experimentation.
    He's also extremely adept at organizing large groups to bring projects to life in a quick and efficient manner.
    Chris is the kind of guy to get the job done and have you smiling the entire time!"
     
    JD McGibney, guitarist/session musician

  • "The song "My Father's Hands" is a gift from my daughter Karyssa Lynne.
    Chris Wirsig, using his extensive editing and mastering skills, took this song and brought it to a higher level.
    Chris helped my daughter finish it professionally, a gift that will stay with me until the day I die."
     
    Carlos Zaldivar


Latest Credits

Civil Disobedience

2 episodes: "Perspective," "Trauma"
2021
 
Full score production

Death's Wager

Romantic fantasy short
2021
 
Full score production

Blocked

Short thriller
2021
 
Full score production

Steel Will

Multi award winning short boxing drama
2021
 
Full score production

America's Book Of Secrets

2021
 
Additional music

Siesta Key

2021
 
Additional music

Florida Man Murders

2021
 
Additional music

Glitch

Multi award winning pilot for a web series
2020
 
Full score production

People Are People

Rising Voices

Charity cover version of Depeche Mode's classic, recorded by 36 musicians
2020

        

Black Ink Crew

2020
 
Additional music

MTV The Challenge: Total Madness

2020
 
Additonal music

Gunslinger (Rock Mix)

The Dust Ryde

Pure Hard Rock version of The Dust Ryde's "Gunslinger"
2020

      

Gunslinger (Coffin Remix)

The Dust Ryde

Dark, electronic remix (in the vein of Des Rocs or Zayde Wolf) of The Dust Ryde's "Gunslinger"
2020

        

Sistas

2020
 
Additional music

Bad Guy

echoekill

Harsh Industrial cover version of the Billie Eilish hit.
2020

        

Gunslinger (Original Mix)

The Dust Ryde

Swagger Electro-Rock song with a twist of Americana.
2020

        

I Will Keep You Safe

Home invasion horror - short movie
2019
 
Full score production

Invisible

Multi award winning short documentary about homelessness in Los Angeles
2019
 
Additional score production

MTV The Challenge: War Of The Worlds 2

2019
 
Additonal music

Intervention

Multi award winning short drama about opioid addiction and depression
2019
 
Full score production


Latest Releases

Haunted House Atmospheres

Chris Wirsig

Perfect atmospheric background music for Halloween parties, Haunted Houses and more...
2021

      

Highland Memory

Daniel E. Wakefield & Chris Wirsig

Inspired by "Outlander," this Scottish/Americana song of longing and remembrance will take you to the Highlands...
2021

      

Carry Me

Daniel E. Wakefield & Chris Wirsig, feat. Jillian Shively

Inspired by "Outlander," this Scottish/Americana song will guide you to the cliffs of the Highlands...
2021

      

Colorized Summer

Briana Cash & Chris Wirsig

Summer Pop with a melancholy "Lana Del Rey" vibe.
2021

      

Time Running

Daniel E. Wakefield & Chris Wirsig

Inspired by "Outlander," this Scottish/Americana song will guide you to the cliffs of the Highlands...
2021

      

Underneath The Covers/Personal Identity

Lori Barth & Chris Wirsig

Immersive Electro Pop that's just a bit on the darker side
2021

      

Heavy Metal Beast

Chris Wirsig & JD McGibney

Hard rocking Heavy Metal instrumentals
2021

      

Apocryph

no:carrier

Rarities, Remixes and unreleased alternative versions from the Electro Pop band's vault.
2021

      

People Are People

Rising Voices

Charity cover version of Depeche Mode's classic, recorded by 36 musicians
2020

        

Deep Into The Rose

Chris Wirsig

Electronic Instrumentals in the vein of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze...
2020

        

Gunslinger (Rock Mix)

The Dust Ryde

Pure Hard Rock version of The Dust Ryde's "Gunslinger"
2020

      

Gunslinger (Coffin Remix)

The Dust Ryde

Dark, electronic remix (in the vein of Des Rocs or Zayde Wolf) of The Dust Ryde's "Gunslinger"
2020

        

Bad Guy

echoekill

Harsh Industrial cover version of the Billie Eilish hit.
2020

        

Gunslinger (Original Mix)

The Dust Ryde

Swagger Electro-Rock song with a twist of Americana.
2020

        

Archived One

Chris Wirsig

My first collection of music from multi award winning short movies - from horror to fantasy to African dramedy
2020

        

Story Maker

Glacé

Girl Power Pop - title song from the comedy feature "39 And A Half"
2019

      

Twiddle Lee Dee

Liza Marie Sparks

Swagger Electro Pop with haunting vocals
2018

        

Halloween Horror

Chris Wirsig, no:carrier

Compilation of horror scores and haunted melodies - perfect for Halloween parties
2018

        

Chasing Tears

no:carrier & Scilla

TripHop songs in the vein of Portishead and Massive Attack
2018

        

Starshot

Chris Wirsig

Electronic Instrumentals in the vein of Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre
2018

        


Contact

General Questions

Please send general inquiries to:
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phone: +1 323-365-6600
 

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Licensing

If you'd like to license some of my existing music, check out our own exlusive music library (distributed by Spirit Production Music):
Counter Communications
 
More music can be exclusiveley licensed from:
Atrium Music
Lab Hits
Pink Shark Music

Legal Contact

Ben McLane
McLane & Wong Attorneys at Law
email: bcmclane@aol.com
phone: +1 818-587-6801