Todd Christopher (Instruction Shuttle, Todd Astromass) is a central Pennsylvania-based abstract sound and video artist. His musical style has varied from noise to shoegazer-like walls of sound to minimal ambient soundscapes. Early experiments in four track recording and tape delay systems led Todd to the acclaimed recording industry production department at middle tennessee state university where he holds a BS in production and technology. His educational experience was somewhat troubled: "my midi professor caught me running an electric bass through the gut circuits of the arp 2600 synthesizer in the midi lab and got frantically pissed...".
Needless to say, Todd learned more sitting in the dorms, surrounded by blacklights, tweaking an old Roland s-550 and a Yamaha cs-5 analog synthesizer than he did in his production classes. Todd has since built a macintosh based video and audio studio in his house. His Instruction Shuttle project is now on hold to focus on electric bass study and further video experiments.