Cody Carpenter is a third generation musician. His father, John Carpenter, is a director and composer and his mother, Adrienne Barbeau, is a star of film, television and the Broadway stage. His grandfather, Howard Carpenter, was a founding member of the Nashville Strings.
Cody was introduced to his first musical instrument around the age of three and has been playing and composing original music since. In addition to contributing music for two of his father's films, Vampires (1998) and Ghosts of Mars (2001), Carpenter composed and performed the full-length score for "Cigarette Burns" and "Pro-Life" in Showtime's Masters of Horror (2005) movie series.
Cody co-wrote, co-produced, and performed on the acclaimed Lost Themes (2015) and Lost Themes II (2016) with his father and Daniel Davies. In 2016 and 2017 Cody toured North America and Europe with his father and a 6 piece band, performing material from both Lost Themes albums and his father's films.
From 2012 to 2017, Cody released five instrumental progressive rock albums and one synthwave vocal album exclusively on Bandcamp. 2018 saw the release of Cody's first non-Bandcamp exlusive album entitled "Cody Carpenter's Interdependence", featuring a host of guest musicians such as Jimmy Haslip and Virgil Donati.