Admired by his peers as “an extremely talented, charismatic, and inspiring individual” who employs “the perfect balance of simplicity and innovation” in his endeavors, Christian Stranne is making a uniquely diverse mark for himself in the entertainment industry.
Inspired by his family’s musical inclinations, Christian began writing his own songs at a young age and has continued to hone his craft ever since. With multi-instrumental training in jazz and classical, his writing has gone far outside typical genre boundaries. While the majority of his catalogue is pop/rock, he has touched genres such as big band swing, contemporary jazz, R&B, classical, choral, contemporary a cappella, and the list goes on – showing the wide scope that exemplifies Stranne’s passion for growth and diversity.
He has also worked as a musical director and arranger for the Troy Tones—a decade-old, award-winning a cappella choir from the University of Southern California. “He is never afraid to try new things, and his vocal arrangements often end up more beautiful than the original,” claims fellow group member and vocal major, Maureen Perry. He has arranged songs for various groups, including “Eleanor Rigby” by the Beatles, “U + Ur Hand” by Pink, “All the Right Moves” by OneRepublic, and his award-winning arrangement of “Fields of Gold” by Sting.
While Christian loves working closely with others in groups and on projects, he has also been creating an online presence for himself, releasing material through Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud while blogging and microblogging across sites like Twitter and WordPress. Stranne’s personal endeavors are primarily published online under his pseudonym, MusicBeatTheSystem—a name that reflects the dominant artistic core of everything he does.