Chris enjoyed classical training on piano and saxophone, studied audio engineering at Munich’s SAE Technology College and has more than 15 years experience in music production. He has been writing songs since 1991 and contributed music for computer demos and commercial games throughout the 1990s.
Apart from other music projects he started the acclaimed Electro Noire band no:carrier in 1995 and the Electronica/Chill-Out project Virtual Conformity in 2001. He worked as an editor for the musician’s magazine KEYS and founded the first German fair-trade record label, NovaTune.
His latest works include music and sound fx for the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game “Alien Tribe 2”, the short mystery movie "20 Matches", the critically acclaimed no:carrier album “Wisdom & Failure”, and their EP of cover versions, "Ghosts Of The West Coast".
Name: Chris Wirsig
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Counter Communications, LLC
Occupation: Music Composer, Musician and Sound Designer
Unique traits: blending electronic sounds with acoustic instruments, versatile, reliable (I'm German, I can't help it...)
Alien Tribe 2 / Alien Tribe 2, 2.0
Video Game by Ritter Mobile Composer, Sound Design Critically acclaimed space exploration and strategy game for the iPad and iPhone. Top 10 in Games/Strategy in more than 35 contries, Top 10 in Games/Simulation in more than 30 countries, Top 50 in Games/Overall in more than 25 countries
Film (short) by Cassava Films Composer A young woman (Nina Rausch), her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women - one per year. 20 MATCHES is a short film by Mark Tapio Kines. It will be publicly viewable on Vimeo after we've done all we can on the festival circuit. The music by Chris Wirsig underlines the gloomy, confined atmosphere with a small chamber string ensemble and electronics that blend to form a hybrid score, reminiscent of John Carpenter's work, but still firmly rooted in today's sounds.
Text Anywhere Image Video
by Text Anywhere GmbH Composer Music production for the company's image video.
Music Composer Trailer song for the conference trailer and the introduction of guest speakers.
SAE Technology College, Munich
Vocational School of Music, Plattling, Germany