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Chris Julian is an award winning composer/producer, sound editor/designer, mixer, and foley artist whose work spans the record, film, and television industries. In genres ranging from rock, to hip-hop / R&B, to jazz, to film sound Chris has earned a 2006 Emmy Award, and dozens of Gold and Platinum records. In the last 24 months Chris’ post sound work has been featured in films earning 6 major award wins and 14 major award nominations, including 10 Emmy nominations and 1 Emmy win for A&E’s poignant film, "Flight 93" (see: for more film sound info). His contributions as studio owner, engineer, programmer, and player have merited his esteemed clients 4 Grammy Nominations . Artists such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan, De La Soul, Deee-Lite, Don Was, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Webb, Art Garfunkel, Afrika Bambaataa, Vanessa Williams, and David Crosby have worked with Chris, seeking his unique sound and approach to writing, playing, and producing (see: CREDITS & LISTEN for a more complete client list).

In the motion picture industry Chris and his collaborators have written music for, and done post sound for films including The Pelican Brief, starring Julia Roberts, Richie Rich, Wyatt Earp, starring Kevin Costner, Benji II, Hard Luck, starring Wesley Snipes, Mario Van Peebles, and Cybil Sheppard, Black Dawn, starring Steven Seagal, Ellie Parker, starring Naomi Watts and Chevy Chase. He has contributed post sound production in dozens of recent feature films starring actors such as Academy Award Winner, Lee Marvin, Academy Award Winner, Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award Nominee, Elliot Gould, Academy Award Nominee, JoBeth Williams, Billy Baldwin, Kathleen Quinlan, James Van Der Beek, Tom Arnold, Linda Hamilton, Joe Mantegna, Edward Furlong, David Carradine, Tara Reid, Mark Hamill, Elle Fanning, Danny Glover, Michael York, Alexander Nevsky, Beau Bridges, and many more (see: for 50 most recent film credits).

Chris is the owner of the Treefort Recording Studio, Chris Julian Productions, and seismicFX, a film post production sound company. A founding and current member of the alt-rock band, Mercy Curve, he’will continue touring and recording and producing their latest album set for release in December, 2007, along with many other music and film projects (see: NEWS for other current projects).



During the eighties and early nineties Chris owned and was the founder of Calliope Productions, a NYC based music production company which among other things, became ground zero for the now legendary East Coast hip-hop movement known as the Native Tongues. Comprised of artists De La Soul, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Chi Ali, The Beatnuts, and others, the movement promoted Black roots awareness and a new, progressive, brainy, "hippy" sensibility within the hip-hop community.


Also during his years in Manhattan, Chris was the co-owner and co-founder of Bang Music, (, a NYC based cutting-edge, youth oriented commercial music production company. Bang, still operating today, continues with the brash moniker "we’re the commercial music company that doesn’t do commercial music".  With Bang, Chris and his colleagues wrote and produced commercials for Coke, Pepsi, Mercedes Benz, Anheuser-Busch, Ford, Burger King, The American Cancer Society, Proctor and Gamble, Sony, and a host of other national sponsors.

A native New Yorker now based in Topanga, California, Chris is classically trained in voice, trombone, and Timpani. He is a session player and arranger on guitar, bass, strings, horns, and keyboards, and his ability to arrange, record live drums, and program and sample/loop drums is unrivaled. He attended Syracuse University from 1975 -1979 and earned a BS degree in Television and Radio Production. 

Chris performs live on guitar, keyboards, and bass and toured as lead singer for six years around the US with his rock band. Chris' knowledge and experience in arranging, writing and producing music, recording, mixing, and editing film sound effects has kept him in demand.  He's as comfortable with a chart for first violin, as he is with a James Brown sample, roaring jets, or monster footsteps in the mud.
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