Clark was born Christopher Stephen Clark in 1979 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England), where he grew up and attended St Albans School. He started making music as a teenager, and also began experimenting with building his own primitive equipment, including a “home-built stylus made out of a hook and some masking tape”. He went on to attend Bristol University. As a student, his music teacher told him that if Chris were to buy a drum machine, he would give up all hope in Chris’ musical ability. Whilst still a student, Chris first impressed staff at Warp Records playing under the moniker Chris From St Albans at their Nesh party in December 2000. He was subsequently signed to Warp, and released his debut album Clarence Park in April 2001. Chris then moved to Brighton. He then moved to Birmingham where he stayed for some time, and during this time collaborated with Broadcast on a reinterpretation of his track Herr Barr and other unreleased material. He currently resides in Berlin. With the 2006 release of Throttle Furniture, he shortened his artist name to Clark. His music has been played on BBC Radio 6 by Shaun Keaveny and BBC Radio 6 Music by Lauren Laverne and Tom Ravenscroft. He also recorded a mix for Tom Ravenscroft, described by Tom as “just about the best ever done for the show”