Original music for television and film.

Chris Biondo has composed over 500 original scores for documentary films, winning Emmy Awards in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2014 in the category of Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound. His music library, developed in collaboration with his partners in Load Bearing Music, includes more than 3,000 unique, original cues in a wide range of genres and is continually growing; to date, his music has been heard on thousands of television programs. Major clients include Netflix, National Geographic Television and Film, the Discovery Channel, TLC, PBS, Animal Planet, Smithsonian Network, Fox Network, CNN, The History Channel, MSNBC, Disney and the BBC.

Before changing the focus of his career to music composition, Chris worked as a bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, recording engineer, and producer. A studio owner and recording engineer since 1983, he’s worked with many local Washington, DC artists, including the legendary “Godfather of Go-Go” Chuck Brown. He has recorded well over 200 albums with styles as diverse as folk, rap, country, jazz, classical and rock, for labels including Motown, Columbia, Island, Def Jam, Sony and Virgin.

In 1986 Chris began recording the then-unknown singer Eva Cassidy. For the next ten years he worked with Eva to develop her as a recording artist, producing most of her recordings available today. In the years since Eva’s death in 1996, her recordings have sold more than 11 million copies and achieved international renown, including three albums that reached number one in the UK charts. Chris has received numerous Gold and Platinum records in the U.S. and internationally for his work with Eva.

In 2015 Chris and Lenny Williams produced an album for Sony Records Recording Artist Susan Boyle.

Awards and Nominations

Animal Misfits
Nature/PBS
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2014

Deadly Love
National Geographic Television
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2005

On Thin Ice
National Geographic Television
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2004

Hornets from Hell
National Geographic Television
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2002

Haunt of the Hippo
National Geographic Television
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2001

An Original DUCKumentary
Nature/PBS
Nominated, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2012

Untamed Americas
National Geographic Channel
Nominated, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2012

Battle of the Arctic Giants
National Geographic Television
Nominated, Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music and Sound, 2004

BMI TV Music Award Winner, 2003

BMI TV Music Award Winner, 2004

BMI TV Music Award Winner, 2006

BMI TV Music Award Winner, 2007


Recording Industry Awards

Producer
American Tune (2003)
Eva Cassidy
#1 on UK Charts
UK Certified Gold

Producer
Imagine (2000)
Eva Cassidy
#1 on UK Charts
UK Certified Gold

Producer
Songbird (1998)
Eva Cassidy
#1 on UK Charts
USA Certified Gold, UK Certified Double Platinum

Notable Projects

Penguin Town (TV Series)
Netflix, Season 1 2021

Nominated 2021 OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION Composers Lenny Williams, Chris Biondo

Nature (TV Series)
PBS, 16+ episodes, including:
An Original DUCKumentary (2012)
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Nature Programming, 2012

The Incredible Dr. Pol (TV Series)
Nat Geo WILD, 200+ episodes Seasons 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

Rare: Creatures of the Photo Ark (TV Series)
PBS, 2021 5 episodes

Worlds Biggest Bullshark (Sharkweek)
Discovery Channel

Mystery Files (TV Series)
National Geographic International UK, 20 episodes

America's Wild Spaces (TV Series)
Nat Geo WILD, 8 episodes

National Geographic Ultimate Explorer (TV Series)
National Geographic Channel, 100+ episodes

Psychic Detectives (TV series)
Court TV/TRUTV, 24+ episodes

Real Cowboys (TV series)
History Channel, 4 episodes

Harvest of Empire (Movie) (2012)

Angkor: Land of the Gods (TV Mini-Series Documentary) (2011)
Smithsonian Channel

Secret Weapon of the Confederacy (TV Movie Documentary) (2011)
National Geographic Channel

9/11: Where Were You? (TV Movie Documentary) (2011)
National Geographic Television

Undercover History (TV Series):
Lincoln: American Mastermind (2009)
National Geographic Channel

As We Forgive (Documentary Movie) (2008)
Best Documentary Winner, student Academy Awards 2008

Secrets of the Zoo
National Geographic Wild 36 episodes (2020)

Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty (TV Movie Documentary) (2007)
National Geographic Channel

After Jesus: The First Christians (2006)
CNN Presents

Predators at War (TV Movie Documentary) (2005)
National Geographic Television
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming, 2005

Wolf Pack (TV Movie Documentary) (2004)
National Geographic Television/MSNBC
Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature Programming, 2004

Search for the Afghan Girl (TV Movie Documentary) (2003)
National Geographic Television


See additional titles on imdb.com.

Tantrum

Late Night NYC

Death Ray From Outer Space

Pulling Together

The Forest Comes Alive

Road Rage 2.0

One Last Dance

Time Lapse Planet Rebirth

Epic Western 2

Pacific Crest

Wyeth Smithsonian Theme

Woodpeckers

Bug vs Bugspray

Scorched Earth

The Man

Running Out of Time

Under Water

Hurling Up

Reverting to Childhood

Lead Foot

Awake

Succotash

Open Highway

Assembly Line

Gentle River

Round Peg

Fallen Hero

Sweet Water

The New Pony Arrives

Creeping in the Dark

Ida Destroys the Couch

The Darkest Hour

Positive Energy 1 Variation

Ants and Alcohol

And Sometimes Why

Spinning into the Light

Home Movies

For Eileen "Our Little Home"

The Miracles of Nature

Powered by Wind

Unloading

Funky Sitcom Theme

Ant Infantry Attacks

Get Married and Have Kids

Just A Mouse

Five Against One

Lonesome Trail

Overactive Kitten

Mad Dog

Rewind

Doomsday Machine

Fort Wanye Express

Dingle

Light Moment

Watching Trees Grow

The Last Night of Summer

Meltdown

Blue Ridge Lullaby

Trying to Park

Fashion Runway

Eva Cassidy Somewhere

Slowly Drifting Away

Disagreeable

Main Street

Getting Up

Flash of Light

Full Gallop

The Rest of Your Life

Overture

Horrible News

A Lovely Dream

The Golden Time

Wedding Music

Crosswalk Chaos

The Rest of Your Life

The Oregon Trail

Chris’s studio in the Washington, DC suburb of Kensington, Maryland features a full recording studio with state-of-the-art digital capabilities. Services include original music composition and recording facilities for documentaries and feature films, advertising campaigns (tv and radio), corporate and promotional videos, radio spots, and voice over for narration.

Chris Biondo | Biondo Music Production LLC
4212-2B Howard Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
chris@biondomusic.com

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