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Author Bio:


Christopher H. Sartisohn is an author, musician, and artist. A graduate of the University of Victoria’s English department, his academic studies have included literature, linguistics, history, psychology, philosophy, music, and digital media. 

Sartisohn's writing has been compared to the works of William S. Burroughs, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Pynchon, Jorge Luis Borges, Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

In 2001 he founded the multimedia development firm Carbonize Hypermedia, encompassing publishing, record label, and design divisions. 

Sartisohn has released over fifteen albums spanning various genres and has authored numerous underground and online literary publications. His debut novel Gargoyle Hotel, book one in the Carbon City trilogy, was published in 2014 by Carbonize Press. He is currently editing The Crimson Lounge, part two in the trilogy, while his book of collected lyrics is pending publication. Sartisohn divides his time between Victoria, British Columbia and multifarious foreign lands.

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Musician Bio:

Picking up his first guitar at the age of five, Chris Sartisohn began a life-long obsession to master the instrument. A graduate of the University of Victoria (Music & English), his musical explorations continue to this day, releasing over fifteen albums spanning various genres as well as commercial web and film soundtrack work. In 2001 he founded the multimedia development firm Carbonize Hypermedia, encompassing indie record label (, digital design ( and publishing divisions.


Known locally as the fiery lead guitarist for Cold Cut Combo (, he has also played in numerous progressive-rock and fusion acts including fijit (, Pigment Vehicle ( and Stick Farm (, as well as his critically-acclaimed eponymous electro-acoustic solo project, SARTISOHN ( His unique and expressive playing has been compared to some of the world’s greatest guitarists and he is consequently in high demand as both performer and instructor.


Sartisohn has toured extensively as a member of the Robin Nolan Trio ( and played with such guitar-greats as Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli, Angelo Debarre, Andreas Oberg, and Jon Jorgenson (Elton John, Hellecasters). His musical journeys have taken him across North America, including numerous “Djangofests”, as well as Latin America, Europe, Iceland, and a performance at the 2008 World Economic Forum in China with Robin Nolan, Daniel Lapp ( and a host of internationally renowned musicians.







Musical Influences:
Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, William S. Burroughs, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, John Coltrane, Ivo Papasov, Django Reinhardt, Bireli Lagrene, Wes Montgomery, Don Cabellero, Jello Biafra, Nomeansno, SNFU, John Cage, Arnold Schönberg, the hideous aural mechanics of the human body.

Similar Artists:
Beck, Radiohead, Hayden, Mugison, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Frank Black, Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Chris Cornell, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, William S. Burroughs, Bireli Lagrene.

Artist History:

Studmuffins, Coleslaw, The Kye Bay Experience, Stick Farm, Apes, fijit, Pigment Vehicle, Cold Cut Combo, Robin Nolan Trio, Mollusc, Sartisohn, Chris Sartisohn Group.

Group Members:
Sartisohn & guests.

Acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, piano, harmonica, strings, winds, percussion, electronica, explosives.

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Press Reviews:
"...shades of Beck & Tom Waits meet the dystopic poetics of William S. Burroughs, filtered through a schizophrenic jazz sensibility tripping across a surreal electro-acoustic landscape of robotica & noise to folk-rock rhythms…groundbreaking & highly recommended…the West Coast’s 'next big thing'…"



+ Gargoyle Hotel press.

+ Cold Cut Combo press.


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