Christiaan Bruin is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who also makes video’s. He has been releasing music under the name Chris, The Black Codex and with his bands Sky Architect, Nine Stones Close, Mayra Orchestra and Adeia.
Inventions’ is a series of videos and songs in which Chris Bruin explores the creative process of composing music and writing lyrics. Every two weeks he releases a new song, plus a YouTube video in which he share the ideas and inspiration which led to the creation of the song. Along the way, he explores interesting ideas in art, mathematics, philosophy, music history and so on, to see how they can be applied in making music.
Logica is the third album in the Inventions series. Featuring Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp, Soft Machine, David Gilmour) on saxophones and flute, the Rotterdam-based DOT Quartet on strings, and narrations by Andy Rowe (The Room). The album is probably his most ambitious album since The Black Codex. The title track Logica,
The album is recorded in two separate churches, an empty theater, a coffee roastery, two studio’s and a living room. Logica has a symphonic, orchestral sound with influences of Mike Oldfield, early King Crimson and Steve Reich. The track Citadels,
Bruin states: «I wanted to achieve the organic sound of a big ensemble playing live, with narrations and layered vocals on top. The result is an immersive concept album about the deep links between mathematics, logic, language, perception, art and physics».