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 Chris Zabriskie (11 Albums, 85 Tracks)


photo by Heather Zabriskie
Photograph by Patrick Scott Bell
LOCATION:Orlando, Florida




01. Cylinder One (02:56)
02. Cylinder Two (03:48)
03. Cylinder Three (02:46)
04. Cylinder Four (02:56)
05. Cylinder Five (02:53)
06. Cylinder Six (01:45)
07. Cylinder Seven (08:52)
08. Cylinder Eight (05:39)
09. Cylinder Nine (05:23)


01. Heliograph (05:39)
02. Candlepower (05:40)
03. CGI Snake (06:31)
04. Wonder Cycle (05:46)
05. Oxygen Garden (06:03)
06. Divider (03:22)


01. Prelude No. 1 (01:08)
02. Prelude No. 2 (00:58)
03. Prelude No. 3 (01:30)
04. Prelude No. 4 (01:29)
05. Prelude No. 5 (00:55)
06. Prelude No. 6 (00:58)
07. Prelude No. 7 (01:40)
08. Prelude No. 8 (01:42)
09. Prelude No. 9 (00:53)
10. Prelude No. 10 (01:56)
11. Prelude No. 11 (01:38)
12. Prelude No. 12 (01:01)
13. Prelude No. 13 (01:20)
14. Prelude No. 14 (00:59)
15. Prelude No. 15 (01:08)
16. Prelude No. 16 (01:30)
17. Prelude No. 17 (01:20)
18. Prelude No. 18 (01:05)
19. Prelude No. 19 (00:54)
20. Prelude No. 20 (00:44)
21. Prelude No. 21 (01:13)
22. Prelude No. 22 (01:12)
23. Prelude No. 23 (01:43)


planmax on 04/11/12 at 08:09AM
Well, I hope you are interessted to know, I used your Prelude No. 20 in a videowalk through Berlin:
chriszabriskie on 04/11/12 at 08:09PM
Awesome, loved the video. I've always wanted to visit Germany. One day!
planmax on 04/12/12 at 11:33PM
So message me. I will show you the spots in Berlin.
Juha on 07/06/12 at 09:32AM
Just wanted to say that I like your music Chris, the Divider album in particular.

Bipolar on 07/12/12 at 01:40AM
Chris; I have been listening to your music for the six months. It relaxes me and helps me appreciate what I have in life. Sometimes it makes me sad, but I always feel better after. Thank you
mkiss42 on 08/17/12 at 04:43AM
Hey Chris, This is the first time I listened to your music, and it's awesome! I found it through this post on Gizmodo:
It's the soundtrack on the video clip.
Thanks for making such good music!
I made an FMA account just to tell you this.
Cesardg on 02/12/13 at 07:38AM
CHRIS !!! Thank you so much for your wonderful titles !
I used two in two of my short movies. Here the links if you are interested :)

Please continue to make such good music and share it with this generosity and kindness !
Aydee on 04/23/13 at 07:35AM
Hi Chris
Love your music. Just thought I'd let you know I've used it in a game for android tablets/phones - TubeIt! - attributed and linked back to you.
Keep up the awesome work
polly_li on 05/15/13 at 10:59AM
hello, i want to use your music for my production, is it ok?
The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 3.0
rajofchennai on 08/24/13 at 11:45PM
Great work. Used your Prelude No. 14 for my son's 1st video

safetychuck2 on 08/30/13 at 06:45PM
Chris, I sent you an e-mail with this info, but wanted to say something here as well. I used Chris's song "There's Probably No Time" in a video on LiveLeak. The video has over 50k views, and has been shared over 600 times. Everyone loves your song, as do I. Thanks for making your music available to us, and I hope my video gives you the exposure you deserve.
twistedpixel on 12/11/13 at 03:03PM
Hi there Chris, Ive just come across your musical work and in one word, 'incredible'. The exact combination of minimalism without lacking! Please keep up composing and sharing.
Jsmith014 on 12/12/13 at 06:41PM
Awesome Chris.
JAW on 12/24/13 at 07:06AM
Hey Chris,
Wanted to let you know I used three of your pieces for a short horror film I made with the kids in my after school class this Fall. Thanks for making (and providing on FMA) such beautiful work! Here's the film, hope you enjoy it.

beefgnawpolis on 01/07/14 at 03:43PM
Hey Chris! Your music is great, and it's always in the rotation as background music in my Minecraft live streams (with attribution, of course)--

Thanks for being so generous with your talent, I really appreciate it.
MattySmit on 01/11/14 at 11:35PM
Hi! I just made a new intro for my youtube channel. And i used Cylinder Six as music.
every next upload will have the intro.
Check the channel if you like.

Amazing music by the way!
Cheers from Latvia!
SOTT MOVIE on 04/20/14 at 01:33PM
Hi Chris, thank you so much for your great music, I used yours in my short documentary film, attributed and linked back to you.
Maremoto on 04/25/14 at 08:34AM
Hello Chris, thank you for creating and sharing such a inspiring music!

I found in your music the mood i was looking for to make this short video to celebrate 'International Dance Day'

Cuatroxcuatro is the name of our dance company in Mexico.

All the best!!
Jeremy Jeziorski on 05/08/14 at 03:08PM
Hey Chris, Love your work! I used "Cylinder Six" in a little recap video of my most recent trip to Haiti:
kameyer on 06/18/14 at 10:58PM
Chris, I enjoyed listening to your cues. I'm cutting a new reel of my work, and used your excellent track "Air Hockey Saloon" in the short teaser, viewable here with an on-screen credit to you. Thank you.
hbrookes on 08/15/14 at 12:43PM

I've just completed my book trailer using Cylinder 5 and Prelude No 23 as background music. The results were awesome! I hope I've done the attribution correctly, I used the links supplied and placed them as close to the video as possible:

For the Youtube video it was a tad trickier because they don't allow html. I simply stated that the music was done by yourself, and placed a link with the names of the tracks back to here. I hope this is correct:

Brilliant, brilliant work! Have thrown something (small!) in the tip way commensurate with the quality of your work.

Much appreciated!
HappyGorillas on 08/26/14 at 07:30PM
AWESOME DUDE!! this stuff is great, the divider album is something and i guess there is many who share my opinion
evanparra on 09/17/14 at 03:11PM
I created an account just now specifically to tell you that I think your music is fantastic! And the fact that you share such wonderful music for free is so awesome and admirable. I just became a huge fan! Thank you for everything you're doing good sir.

P.S. Great titles to your tracks as well.
matamedia on 09/20/14 at 06:26AM
love all your tracks! can I use some of these for my film?
Kidkraft Kitchen on 10/17/14 at 07:58AM
Chris very popular artist but not for me!
nic12 on 11/08/14 at 06:34AM
Hi ... i hv just joined and hv bn looking for some music to add to a short vid im making to enter for the parkinsons congress as they are taking entries nxt yr, and i really like your style, is it poss for you to compose something (as the purpose is to raise awareness about Early Parkinsons and is non profit... thnks
GregUrbano on 11/30/14 at 08:53PM
Used your song Oxygen Garden in my timelapse video you can watch here -
apexaction on 12/01/14 at 02:35AM
Chris, you are awesome. I used your track Prelude No. 3 on my company video. It really works well and your entire library is great!
SOTT MOVIE on 01/03/15 at 03:11PM
Hi Chris, thank you creating and sharing such a great music, I used yours in short movie, attributed and linked back to you.
dseng.roldan on 01/17/15 at 05:26PM
Thank you for the wonderful sounds you make. You truly have a gift. I have used them in a couple of personal and hobby videos on youtube and mentioned attribution to you. All the best.
eriban on 01/18/15 at 05:40PM
Great music, Chris! Thanks for making it freely available. I used one of your songs as a soundtrack for a 3D puzzle animation that I created:

I did not forget to mention you in the credits of course.
wfox on 02/02/15 at 08:18PM
Love your music. If my projects come to fruition, I'll be coming to you ;) Keep making this beautiful art!
ctone88 on 02/18/15 at 10:50PM
Just used four of your ambient tracks for an interview about mass extinctions with Gawker editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz! The music added a wonderful tone to the interview. Hope you enjoy it!
peewee.artista on 03/19/15 at 08:16PM
Nice work Chris!!!!! =)
answay on 03/24/15 at 10:12PM
your music is beautiful Chris! I made a very short family movie for facebook and everyone loves it (because of the music!) With credits to you of course, THANKYOU
Richard_Lee on 05/15/15 at 03:55PM
Hey Chris! Finally made an account on FMA and wanted to let you know how important your work has been to me! I've been in an Advanced Audio/Video Production class for a few years now and me along with my friends in the class have always thought your music is the absolute best for our videos. (We upload them to YouTube with the music credited). No matter what our videos are about, we almost always find a place for one of your tracks in it. I even used some songs in the 'Cylinders' album in a video I made for a school competition video. Keep ruling FMA!!
Richard_Lee on 05/15/15 at 03:59PM
' I am a man who will fight for your honor' has got to be the best track for an apocalyptic video I've ever heard. I've been wanting to do an apocalypse setting for my next video for a while, totally plan on using it!
astrojeff on 08/02/15 at 10:24PM
Thanks for your music. We used "Divider" on our video about oil development and trail running at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
SOTT MOVIE on 09/21/15 at 08:24AM
Hi Chris, I love your great music, I used yours in short movie, attributed and linked back to you.
Thank you
doorenstark on 10/12/15 at 10:06PM
Hi Chris, we just wanted to let you know that we like your music very much and used "Cylinder Six" for our charity 7ASecond. The Intro video can be found here:

Many thanks!
sgaudiovideo on 10/20/15 at 01:27AM
Used your song "Another Version of You" for this short telling the story of the Prodigal Son and it fit perfectly.

Thanks for being an FMA inspiration! I even have my own artist page now.
jorgemariozuleta on 10/29/15 at 04:56PM
Amazing work! Every piece is wonderful
Zerg Radio on 11/02/15 at 03:14PM
Fan Video Here
teainthesahara on 11/11/15 at 02:11AM
I never post any comments online, but have to tell you how amazing I think your music is and how helpful it's going to be in a film I'm making about refugees in Bangkok. Thank you so much for sharing!
Rowlander on 12/04/15 at 11:14AM
Dear Chris!
A company I have edited videos for is interested in purchasing a full license for 2 of your tracks.
Is that possible or should they just stick with the attribution license?

Sorry to post this on your wall here, I can't find any contact info.
line on 12/05/15 at 10:15PM
hi im new here... i really like your music and i want to use it for a app that im making. but the music file will not collaborate with the software that im using... i dont know what to do plz reply if you can help me :) btw all my other music files are royalty free and yours isnt idk if that has something to do with that....
ImagineFlightN7 on 02/07/16 at 10:39PM
Stop listing your music as fitting every single genre and emotion. Please only use appropriate tags for your music, so that searches are more relevant.
Best of luck in your musical endeavors,
creativity blogger on 03/02/16 at 11:43PM have 156716 download !!!.rally great work .Thanks for being so generous and offer them to us.
adethegeek on 04/11/16 at 10:05AM
Thanks very much for the fantastic music Chris. I've used Cylinder Three in my Jupiter flypast video, and I think it fits perfectly. I've attributed you on the video.
janerevae on 08/25/16 at 03:41AM
Used your song in this video. love you music!!! Wonderful stuff. thank you for creating.
ozstickman on 08/31/16 at 04:45AM
Mate!!! Love your work. I've downloaded all your music to listen to. I have a few short film ideas in the pipeline and i think i may use a track or two. Of course I'll credit you correctly.
lagopus on 09/21/16 at 10:28AM
Chris - I love your stuff - I have used 'God be with you till we meet again' as a soundtrack for a film about my exhibition about 'the boy in the ambulance' Omran Daqneesh, and the meaning of viral images from Syria. I think it fitted really well - thank you.
lagopus on 09/21/16 at 10:29AM
Chris - I love your stuff - I have used 'God be with you till we meet again' as a soundtrack for a film about my exhibition about 'the boy in the ambulance' Omran Daqneesh, and the meaning of viral images from Syria. I think it fitted really well - thank you.
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