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The Originals
These musicians were the originators of what came to be called rock ‘n roll. This genre of popular music originated and evolved in the United States during the late 40s and 50s and came to fruition in the 60s. These artists fused musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, rhythm and blues and country music. In the early recordings the piano or saxophone was typically the lead instrument, but these instruments were generally replaced or supplemented by guitar in the middle to late 50s. The beat is usually a dance rhythm with an accentuated backbeat. Classic rock and roll is usually played with one or two electric guitars (one lead, one rhythm), a string bass or electric bass guitar, and a drum kit.

Today most youth-oriented pop music is made by a singer/songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist producer – the traditional instruments replaced by computer generated loops and sampling with the vocals routinely augmented with various computer enhancements.

Paintings, music and video by Christopher Dahl.

See “Gallery” – “Rock ‘n Roll” for information and prices for the paintings shown in the video.

The soundtrack for this video is “Getaway” – a shortened version of a composition that can be found on my album “Smoke + Shadows”. Available wherever you download or stream your music.

Pacific
This short video reflects my love of the Pacific Ocean and the destinations along its shores that I have visited – from Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island to the shores of California, Mexico and Hawaii. Music, paintings and video by Christopher Dahl.

See “Gallery” – “The Pacific Set” for information and prices for the paintings shown in the video.

The complete version of the instrumental “Pacific” can be be heard on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube, Spotify and all major music streaming services.

Tribune Bay is a sketch of life on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. Rainy nights, driving alongside oceanside cliffs, traffic flashing by and a loved one waiting at home. Music by Christopher Dahl can be found on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, Spotify and all major music streaming services.

Cover Song
Music and video from the EP "Christopher Dahl" 2020. Work songs, gospel hymns, hands clapping, laments and lullabies. That’s where it started. Songs handed down over generations with many different voices telling stories of love, broken hearts, joy and disasters. The soundtracks for millions of people as they worked, dreamed, partied and remembered.
Silver Dagger
This EP is available on all major music streaming sites. It includes original as well as traditional songs. Music and album art and design: Christopher Dahl 2019.
Smoke + Shadows
This album of original instrumental music was composed and produced for use in audio and video soundtracks. Music and album art and design: Chris Dahl 2019.
Handbuilt
This EP is available on all major music streaming sites. It's original instrumental music for audio and video soundtracks. Music and album art and design: Christopher Dahl 2019.
Christopher Dahl
This EP is available on all major music streaming sites. It's all original music and lyrics composed over my career. Music and album art and design: Christopher Dahl 2019.

Welcome to Chris Dahl Creative
I am an artist, designer and musician living in Qualicum Beach BC. My paintings, prints and ceramic sculptures are available for purchase unless otherwise indicated. My music is available online – Amazon Prime Music, CD Baby, Spotify and Deezer. My design work includes art direction and production for packaging, corporate identities, branding, websites, videos, advertising and publications.

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The Rowing Club, Vancouver BC
© Chris Dahl 2008. 16x20" archival giclée artist's proof (unframed) $180.
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Sous la surface – Palm Springs California
© Chris Dahl 2014. 16x20" archival giclée artist's proof (unframed) $180.
Raven and the Blues
© Christopher Dahl 2016. Ceramic wall piece (with hanger) 15 x 6″.


Gallery 222 Ceramics • Paintings & Prints • Glass Art • Gifts
Our studio and gallery in Qualicum Beach features unique original gifts and artwork by Chris Dahl and Jan Bell-Irving.
By appointment: 222 Crescent Road. E. Qualicum Beach BC V9K 1L6 (250) 752.7355.
gallery222.ca

Swimmers, Kihei, Maui
© Chris Dahl 2010. 16x20" signed archival giclée artist's proof (unframed) $180.
Vaporetto, Venice, Italy
© Chris Dahl 2009. 16x20" archival giclée artist's proof (unframed) $180.

We visited Alert Bay on Cormorant Island recently and enjoyed strolling the boardwalk along the village shore and taking in the sights of this picturesque and historic community. The town is located in traditional Kwakwaka’wakw territory and approximately half of the village’s residents are ‘Namgis First Nations. We toured the U’mista Cultural Centre and viewed artifacts and historical photos – some of which are shown in this video. Video and music © Christopher Dahl 2019.