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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
"Chris Alpiar has been a great writer since I met him back in Berklee in the 90s. He just keeps getting better and better!"
-- Guillermo Hung, Still Hung Productions


"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


 Chris' Notes
Are you a fellow composer? I help admin an awesome growing online community of composers started by composer Chris Merritt. There are all kinds of forum topics, discussions, workshops and more there, so get your music out and come join the fun :D


Hey! If you are in Seattle on a Tuesday night, head on over to the Owl 'n Thistle for a groovy jazz jam session hosted by Bebop and Destruction.


"If Coltrane played with Bostic, I know he learned a lot. Nobody knew more about the saxophone than Bostic, I mean technically and that includes Bird. Bostic could take any make of saxophone and tell you its faults and its best points. Working with Earl Bostic is like attending a university of the saxophone."
-- Art Blakey on Earl Bostic