Christopher Burke

Adjunct Instructor

Chris Burke

Chris Burke is an interdisciplinary artist and music producer living in Brooklyn, NY.  His work includes production, composition, performance, film scoring, sound design for film and video games, and immersive performance art and installations using game engines.

He studied film at NYU and went on to write film scores for independent features, documentaries and television in the 80s and 90s.  He worked on set and stage with directors Robert Altman, Lucio Fulci, Enzo Castellari, Peter Sellars and more. As a film composer, Chris helped create the sound of 80s horror, scoring such films as "Splatter University" (1984), "The Toxic Avenger" (1984) "Blue Vengeance (1991), "The Refrigerator" (1991) and many others. 

His first music release, Idioglossia (1990, Mode Avant) won 3rd place in the national New Sounds Listeners’ poll in 1990. This was followed by All Wave Super (1994, Sire/Warner) with his band Glorified Magnified. His "Pocket Calculator" remix of the Kraftwerk original rose to number 17 on the Billboard Magazine Hot Dance Music Singles chart in 2007. Chris has collaborated with Grammy-winning producer Don Was and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and was tapped to help build an interactive remix of Bjork's song "I've Seen It All" from the film "Dancer In The Dark" in 2000.  He has performed and presented his work at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Kitchen, Centre Georges Pompidou and The American Center in Paris and on television and radio in the US, Belgium and France.  He is the recipient of several awards and grants including NYSCA's Media Production Award and a commission from The American Center for Transvoices in 1992.

From his home base in Brooklyn, NY, he scores films, creates sound design, performs and speaks at festivals and other events.  Chris is currently writing, producing and composing music for the horror fiction podcast, Mandible Judy which is available on all major streaming services.