String Quintet Movement 3

String Quintet Mov3 from Chris Votek on Vimeo.

The third movement of my string quintet, premiered December 2017 at the Clockshop in LA.


Andrew Tholl, violin
Adrianne Pope, violin
Ben Bartlet, viola
Derek Stein, cello
Chris Votek, cello


A Fuller Life: The Sam Fuller Documentary - Trailer from Samantha Fuller on Vimeo.

I collaborated with Paul Fuller scoring and tracking all of the music for the documentary "A Fuller Life", a tribute to the great iconoclastic film director Samuel Fuller.

See more at the official website: http://www.afullerlifedoc.com


Photo Map of European Tours with Julia Holter

A large portion of last year was a whirlwind of perpetual travel with the Julia Holter band. We played over 80 shows through 4 continents, including Laneway Festival in Australia and Home Works forum on Cultural Practices in Beirut, Lebanon. But the heaviest concentration of activity took place in Europe, so I have created a map photodocumenting our travels there.  

click on it!



Peripheral Hearing!

Very excited to announce the new Brad Dutz Quartet record Peripheral Hearing has been released on New Zealand Label Rattle!


I tracked the album live, which involved adventures in multi-tasking between sound engineering and laying down mutli-meter bass lines, as well as adventures in fitting the vibraphone through the doorway into my studio. Amazingly the marimba was quite easy to fit because it dissassembles!


 The disc is available for purchase here on the Rattle website, where you can listen to clips and also read the radically narrative descriptions of every track on the disc! Its a very cool label, I'm very glad that this album has us joining the Rattle family and their amazing roster of artists.

Brad Dutz, Paul Sherman, and Brian Walsh in one of the tracking sessions for Peripheral Hearing


Tes Elations EP: Base Awakes

A lot of blood and sweat were put into and pulled out of these 5 songs throughout the process of their creation. Tes Elations features myself and Isaac Takeuchi on cellos, Alex Noice on guitar, Andrew Lessman on drums, and Barrie Rose on vocals.