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Welcome to the official website for Christopher Kennedy Alpiar: Composer, Arranger and Session Musician for Film, Television, Stage Theater, and other media formats.

Christopher Kennedy Alpiar - Composer, Arranger & Session Musician

Chris is an award-winning cinematic and theatrical composer working with studios and shows worldwide from his Atlanta, GA studio, which is located in the world reknown "800 East" facility in the North Highland area of downtown Atlanta. He composes orchestral and contemporary music for film, stage, television and video games using a huge pallette of sounds created from the best studio musicians and orchestras or from the highest quality instrument sampling and modeling technology available today.

Chris brings together rich and creative modern musical ideas with a thorough understanding and appreciation of diverse cultural tradition; A passion for intensity and perfection in his craft, yet an ability to see the entirety of the emotion and direction of the project; All the technology needed to create music and sound in any format available and to deliver on time, on budget, absolutely.

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 Recent News
March 2011
Christopher recently completed the score for the short feature film "The Last Trick" by Bill Appel.

This film is a risque noir film with some difficult content (while not rated X this is not necessarily work safe). Along with the score Christopher also created jazz source music "Carmela's Theme" including master trumpeter Ken Gregory and pianist Herb Avery as well as himself on saxophones and drums.

February 2011
Chris Alpiar goes on tour in Europe, travelling and performing in Amsterdam, Paris and Zurich. He will be performing with comerade Dave Feusi with his band The Clients in Zurich, and also at the Jazz Barrage in Zurich.

January 2011
Christopher Kennedy Alpiar has had his music accepted for the release of Night Of The Templar, a film by Paul Sampson featuring Mr. Sampson and David Carradine in Carradine's last film before his untimely death.

December 2010
Chris recently arranged, produced and performed on a Christmas Jazz album "We Free Kings". The album features an all-star Atlanta lineup including himself on Tenor and Soprano Sax, Ken Gregory on Trumpet, Bob Lewis on Trombone, Herb Avery on Piano, Mark Bynum on Bass, and John Lewis on drums. This is the debut album for this group "The Atlanta Jazz Sextet". Look for lots of releases coming up in the next years from this group!

November 2010
Chris recently scored the short feature film "Hug Your Child" by Victoria Goring. It is currently being performed at various film festivals.



 Atlanta Brass session photos




 Testimonials
"Here's where sound, music and message meet! Chris Alpiar goes from the top down, then the bottom up. [He's] thoroughly professional and entertaining."
-- Baird Thompson


"In horse racing it's called "The horse for the course"; in business "The Rainmaker"; in music---- it's "Chris Alpiar": he knows your message better than you do!!!!"
-- Baird Thompson


 Chris' Notes
One of my closest friends and brothers of the saxophone has his new band Swampdweller and is making a very original sound. Headed up by insane Alto Saxophonist Marc Fendel, and filled with some of Seattle's top Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funk musicians this gig is changing the shape of modern instrumental music.


Attention Dayton Rock fans! Go see Orange Willard and see the high energy new sound they are making. They have a new album coming out (with a track with your's truly playing sax) and are leading the way in the Dayton Band Playoffs. So if you like to rock, make sure you get out and see this band thats just bustin at the seams with heat.


"My love of drums didn't come from my family it came on May Day in the first grade at Glaghorn School in North Philadelphia. The teacher gave me and a friend a snare drum to play around the May pole and ever since that snare drum I haven't been interested in anything else. In school I could never get in the band cause I couldn't read music, but I stayed after class and played with the band members."
-- Philly Joe Jones on music