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I have worked on numerous projects for children's television. This includes Oobi.

Oobi was a preschool series that originally aired on the Noggin channel. It was a show that emphasized simplicity with its bare-handed puppetry and bare-bones production style that quickly developed both a child and adult fanbase that is still alive today as the show continues to air internationally and on streaming platforms. I had the honor of writing and composing five songs for Oobi's third season. These were "Clean Room," "Neighborhood Song," "Parade March," "Rockabye Lullaby," and "Trip Wow." My personal favorite of these songs was "Rockabye Lullaby." When we were shooting this song, I got to meet and work with Kevin Clash, AKA the Original Elmo.

Children's Television Music

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Scholastic book YouTube video at 12 million views

Song by Ivan Hlz, produced by Christopher North


Sundance Fellow Christopher North (he/him, b 1969) is an award winning composer (Film, Theater, Dance and the Concert Stage), singer/songwriter (eclectic albums, songs for children’s TV and placements in Films), multi-instrumentalist (Carnegie Hall, Newport Folk Festival, CBGBs, Grammy award-winning recordings), conductor (Hollywood Chamber Orchestra debut, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space) and producer. A Texan in NYC since 1997, he’s thriving in Brooklyn with over 20 genre crossing albums, scores to over 60 films (inc. award-winning and Grammy Nominated) and a growing opus of arts songs, chamber music and symphonic works. An enthusiastic educator and Assistant Professor in the Berklee College of Music Songwriting Department, he has also taught at the 92nd St Y since 1997. As a freelance sideman, he has played bass for Quincy Jones, with The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) and Rosanne Cash, in orchestras and on Broadway. He’s been heard as a singer (in choirs with the NY Philharmonic, on Grammy Award Winning Recordings), whistler (for Disney) and multi-instrumentalist on countless scores, albums, video games and commercials. A 2015 Sundance Institute Lab Fellow, collaborating brings out his best, for which VARIETY says he's a "notable asset” to work “well served by a fine soundtrack.” His favorite creation is his teenager Koi and his hobbies include painting, photography, and walking in cemeteries.