Wonderpark Studios was founded by Chris Krasnow and Eva Lawitts. The pair met as teenagers in 2006 while both attending LaGuardia Arts High School. They discovered they had a shared love of bands like Don Cabellero, Mastodon and The Mars Volta, and soon started playing together and writing songs.
Since then, they have accrued 14 years of experience playing, writing, touring, and recording together and have developed a sound, method and musical language all their own. They’ve worked on innumerable records together, whether it be arranging, producing and playing all the instruments on an album or simply bringing out the best quality audio and performance from an artist or band with a fully-fledged vision. Most importantly, Chris and Eva are not cold, unfeeling audio robots, they are two lifelong friends who have been on both sides of the glass for over a decade, and want to create not only the best possible album, but the best possible studio experience as well.
More About Chris
Chris is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home on guitar, drums, bass, trombone, trumpet and piano. He has been playing, writing, and recording music for most of his life and is skilled in both digital and analog recording. Fluent in Pro Tools, he can record, engineer, produce, edit, mix or master any project. To see proof of his skill and fluency, one need look no further than his solo albums, or the recorded work of Citris and Amira B., for which Chris played every instrument (excepting some guitars and keyboards on Citris’s and Amira’s records, respectively) and was the sole recording and mixing engineer.
Chris holds a BFA in Jazz Performance (trombone) from SUNY Purchase, and has been the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Boosey & Hawkes Young Composer Award. In 2014, Chris was selected as the winner of the Experience Hendrix Guitar Competition and subsequently played with Buddy Guy, Billy Cox and a host of others at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
More About Eva
A prolific bass player and writer, Eva has served as the touring and/or recording bassist for Princess Nokia, Vagabon, Rotem Sivan, Citris, Oceanator, Meghann Wright, War Twins, and many others, as well as co-founding, playing and writing for her current solo project Stimmerman, and her previous bands Sister Helen, Three Body Problem and Fuck Squad. Locally in New York, Eva is or has been a member of the following bands: Wsabi Fox, Glassbath, Adam O’Farrill’s Bird Blown Out of Latitude, Caretaker, Carlos Truly, Psychaudio, Gummy, The Liberte Big Band, The Eco Music Big Band and probably many more.
She spent her college years studying under the renowned bass player John Patitucci at The City College of New York, the institution from which she received a BFA in Jazz Performance (upright bass). In 2014 she was a semi-finalist in the European Biennial Bass Competition, subsequently giving concerts in The Netherlands and Germany. Before that, Eva attended LaGuardia Arts High School where she had vague ambitions of being an orchestral bass player, and studied classically with Judy Sugarman, Jeremy McCoy and Kurt Muroki. These disparate stylistic studies and experience touring all over the United States, Canada, and Europe with many different kinds of bands have culminated into a monstrous body of knowledge, most of which is now used to make really weird rock music, and the occasional jazz-adjacent piece of instrumental music.
Eva serves the studio as a recording engineer and producer, as well as the studio’s manager.