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Composed & Conducted by Christopher North. Orchestrated by Douglas Gibson, JoAnne Harris, Andy Farber, Greg Pliska and the composer.

With the inspiration of Eavesdropping and people watching in NYC, this suite, essentially a Theme Followed by 10 Variations, commemorates my 20 years living in the Big Apple. Email me for the program notes at

Eavesdrop Suite with HCO

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.