About Christopher Sisk


Christopher Sisk (born March 26, 1979, Tennessee, USA) is an independent ambient / electronic musician. Shying away from the more traditional music industry route, Christopher jumped onto the internet scene early in 1998 with several albums on the burgeoning mp3.com website under the "creature" moniker which drew heavy influence from electronic acts like The Future Sound of London, Orbital, and Luke Vibert culminating in the 2000 release of the field recording and sample heavy album 367.

In 2002, he dropped the name "creature" and began working with independent label Project Aristotle as Sisk which led to his White Powder Bubbles EP as well as a place in the 2003 AmbientLive US festival's lineup along with ambient legend, Robert Rich: A performance that was later released as a live album. In late 2005, Christopher began focusing on his own concepts of music and started work on a new thematic project called Moments that would eventually lead to the 2011 release of Background Musics - An album of ambient music designed to act as a film score for commonly shared human moments and experiences. It was during this time he first started experimenting with generative systems and mathematical (often random) techniques in his composition.

Over the next year, his experiments with generative systems, along with influences such as Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings art installation and a decades old interview of physicist Richard Feynman, led to the initial concepts that would eventually be realized as an entire series of albums and website called Light: A Generative Album that took the ideas of generative music and applied them on a much larger scale.

With the Light project underway, Christopher became more interested in the idea of longform music. Music that evoked a sense of time as well as space and was allowed enough of both to expand. And over the next few years, released several single-song albums such as Araminta And The Paths, EAORAE, and Thirty-two which he later released together in the 4-hour Longform Vol. 1 compilation.

In late 2013, Christopher began a new series called Wind and Water experimenting with longform, generative chord structures - A system in which small patterns of chords were randomly combined to generate more and more complex variations. This idea was realised in 2014's The Wind Under Water and 2015's The Water In The Wind.

Christopher is currently working on several new projects including one that combines his love of perfume with sonic, generative systems as well as more songs for the Light: A Generative Album project.