British Christopher James Chaplin studied piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey (Switzerland) before moving to London in the early eighties.
In 2009 he was invited by Viennese electronic music label Fabrique Records to collaborate with Thomas Pötz aka Kava on “Seven Echoes”, a concept album released and presented live at the Art Brut Museum Gugging in Austria. There he met electronic music pioneer Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) who later invited Christopher to take part in a “Late Junction“ live session for BBC Radio 3. The result of this second collaboration eventually led to another album, “King of Hearts”. In the years that followed Chaplin and Roedelius performed around the world; these were largely improvised performances with Roedelius on piano and electronics, and Chaplin on synthesizers.
October 2016 finally saw the release of Chaplin's acclaimed first solo album 'Je suis le Ténébreux' (Fabrique Records), which had been partly recorded at Air's legendary Atlas Studio in Paris and various studios in the UK. It weaves experimental musical influences around a sixteenth century text, an epitaph known as the Enigma of Bologna. It was followed by a versatile remix EP the year after, including reworks by Grammy-nominated American composer Tim Story, Berlin-based sound artist Jana Irmert, <tfo> from Brooklyn, and Viennese electronic music producer Peter Zirbs.
In 2018 Christopher Chaplin returned with a new epic solo album 'Paradise Lost‘ (feat. Leslie Winer and Nathan Vale).