Real Name:
Christopher John MacDonald
Telomere is an American ambient/space music project, established in the late nineties by Christopher MacDonald from Redwood City, California. Most of the music is composed and recorded entirely on Serge Modular synthesizer (a custom-built STS (Sound Transform Systems) module), as well as Oberheim OB-8, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland Jupiter 8 and other analog synthesizers.

As a teenager, MacDonald was playing a guitar with punk/new wave/rockabilly band. In the early eighties, he heard Michael StearnsPlanetary Unfolding on a local college radio station, which left a huge impression and exposed him to a completely new world of sound. He soon discovered other ambient and electronic musicians, such as Brian Eno, Jean-Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Robert Fripp, Vangelis (with Soil Festivities album being a particularly big influence), and got interested in synthesizers.

In 1998, Christopher MacDonald self-released his debut Astral Currents album, which was entirely recorded on Serge Modular (except a few field recordings). The album was broadcasted on ‘Hearts of Space,’ WXPN Star's End, and other ambient radio stations, and very well received by critics.


Telomere - Astral Currents album art Telomere Astral Currents (Album) Evenfall US 1998 Sell This Version
Telomere - Zoetosis album art Telomere Zoetosis (Album) Evenfall US 2001 Sell This Version
EVTM4204 Telomere - The Stellar Sea album art Telomere The Stellar Sea(CD, Album) Evenfall EVTM4204 US 2007 Sell This Version
Telomere - Lux Primordia album art Telomere Lux Primordia (Album) Evenfall US 2013 Sell This Version
Telomere - Supergiant album art Telomere Supergiant (Album) Evenfall US 2018 Sell This Version

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December 14, 2017
I purchased Christopher's first cd back in 1999 and was floored how he managed to capture that rare magic sythesist/composer Michael Stearns conjured up in his space music classic Planetary Unfolding(1983?). I compare him to Stearns because I highly respect Micheal Stearns as a pioneer in the American bastion of electronic music and an individual like Kevin Braheny who can carve out such expansive music that hits you stright
I own all but the last released and they are all of the highest quality space music you will find out there. Perfectly giving birth to novas, pulsars, quarks and crystalline oceans of endless space. The music is NOT melodic but neither is this dark drone based meandering electronica.
This is purely celestial, ethereal and a complete 360 degree's from new age music you can imagine however theres a lot of thought and heart in what you will hear. Music for those seeking an audio elevator trip into the nebulous skyways of sound!


June 6, 2016
Sublime Ambient material of the highest order.

I fly across the North Atlantic ocean every year from Montreal to Belfast, and I play Telomere on the journey.

His music totally relates to the feeling of floating in a void and being without control.

You just sit back, and relax.

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