Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards -- through his work on the music for the programs As the World Turns and One Life to Live -- Chris Child also produces electronic music for himself as Kodomo. The alias, the Japanese term for "child," references his upbringing in Japan. Based in New York, Child has also contributed music for a handful of games developed by Harmonix, including Amplitude, Frequency, and Phase, and some of his productions have also been used by NPR. Inspired by musicians such as Brian Eno, Cabaret Voltaire, and Boards of Canada, Child's Kodomo work is often melodic and dreamlike in nature, drawing from orchestral music, synth pop, and IDM, among many other styles. During 2007 and 2008, his Kodomo releases, including the album Still Life, were issued on the 5 Points label. He self-released the 2011 album Frozen in Motion. A third album, Patterns & Light, arrived in 2014.