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Offworld Trading Company (Original Soundtrack)
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Christopher Tin Dec 11, 2018
My next Kickstarter LIVE is this weekend on Saturday December 15th, at 10:30am Pacific Time. Come join me in the discussion about Movement N°3 of ‘To Shiver the Sky’ and ask me anything!
Christopher Tin Nov 27, 2018
My favorite choir, the Angel City Chorale, will be presenting a special holiday concert at The Novo in Downtown LA! They'll be doing some of the songs that were recently featured on their spectacular run on #AGT... maybe they'll sing Baba Yetu too! Come celebrate the holidays with great singers and great people!
Christopher Tin Nov 27, 2018
A superb rendition of Baba Yetu from the Stellenbosch University Choir! Love the added bar to build up tension right before the big chorus at the end, and the addition of all the praise shouting and vocalizations. Great work Stellenbosch!
Christopher Tin Nov 17, 2018
Well, this got me pumped on this Saturday morning. Now off to spend the rest of the day writing "To Shiver the Sky".
Christopher Tin Nov 01, 2018
I’m hosting a Kickstarter Live this Saturday at 11am Pacific Time to talk about the process on my new album ‘To Shiver the Sky’. Anybody can join and Ask Me Anything! Here’s the link:
Christopher Tin Oct 25, 2018
13 years ago Firaxis Games and 2K launched Civilization IV, designed by my good friend Soren Johnson... and it included this little ditty in the opening menu screen. And my life hasn't been the same ever since. Happy Anniversary Civ!
Christopher Tin Oct 25, 2018
Yesterday music makers across the country fanned out to meet with Congressional representatives, to encourage them to support the arts. I had the pleasure of meeting with CA-40 Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, who's become a big supporter in the three years since I started showing up at her office. ;) She co-sponsored all three of the predecessor bills to the Music Modernization Act, and is an avid arts supporter. Her constituent Carolyn Rodriguez and I were honored to present her with this certificate from The Recording Academy. #DistrictAdvocate #NARAS
Christopher Tin Oct 24, 2018
A fan and music student from Warsaw, Poland, sent me this video. He and his friends organized an orchestral concert and performed Baba Yetu. Check out that soloist! Well done Filip!
Christopher Tin Oct 20, 2018
Thanks Hal Leonard Choral!
Christopher Tin Oct 15, 2018
Also tonight, if you're in New York City and want to support a good cause while hearing some great music at Carnegie Hall, the UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council will be performing a piano quintet version of Baba Yetu at the Weill Recital Hall in support of the Village Health Works. Sharing the program with a personal favorite of mine, Jennifer Higdon!
Christopher Tin Oct 15, 2018
This really has turned out to be that random year when my music winds up being performed live on random reality shows around the world. First on France's Got Talent, then twice on America's Got Talent, now the Chinese show 'PhantaCity'. It's actually sort of an awesome concept for a show: a film director and actor team up every week, and script and shoot an 8-minute music video around a song. Then they shoot it live in front of a studio audience, without any post-production. It's clever and fun. Here they're singing a pop song I co-wrote, called 'When I Found You', for the Mo Zhang film 'Suddenly Seventeen'. The film opened in late 2016, so it's nice to see that the music still has legs.
Christopher Tin Oct 02, 2018
One of my fans and Kickstarter backers, Sabatino, who serves in the Air Force, sent me this video he edited to 'A New Course' and 'Sogno di Volare'. It's stirring, and beautifully done! I love it! It's always nice to hear and see how my music inspires other people in unexpected ways. Thanks for sending this Sabatino!
Christopher Tin Sep 24, 2018
At last! I've posted a video from the 2016 Cadogan concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Angel City Chorale, Prima Vocal Ensemble and Lucis choirs! It's been sitting on my hard drive forever, and my assistant Gabriel (whom some of you might know from my Kickstarter campaign) was able to edit the raw footage together and do a proper mix of it. Enjoy! Currently working on the full concert, so stay tuned!
Christopher Tin Sep 19, 2018
The amazing acrobatic troupe Zurcaroh just competed in the finals of #AGT with #BabaYetu! Completely honored that Baba Yetu was featured not once, but twice this season... first Angel City Chorale won the Golden Buzzer with my song... and now this!
Christopher Tin Sep 15, 2018
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Christopher Tin Sep 11, 2018
Friends, the Angel City Chorale is performing LIVE TONIGHT on the America's Got Talent Semifinals. The outcome of this round is determined by our votes. (Up to 10 times per email address, so vote as much as you can!) They already won the Golden Buzzer-winning rendition of “Baba Yetu”. Now it’s up to us. Help us spread the word! More info below: — TO VOTE: 1. Download the app: 📲 ANDROID VERSION APPLE VERSION 2. Vote online: 💻 3. Vote using the toll-free number provided during the broadcast: ☎️ — with Sue Fink. Voting begins during the live broadcast and ends at 7AM Eastern Time the following morning. If we rank somewhere in the middle, we may need to be SAVED on Wednesday’s show! If you have the app and have it set to receive notifications, you should be alerted when it’s time to vote to save us (since it will be during the live broadcast for East Coast/central). LIVE Show Time: Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 8PM/7C America’s Got Talent on NBC In case you missed their previous performances on AGT:
Christopher Tin Sep 10, 2018
A very classy, beautifully performed cover of 'Hamsafar'. Thanks Ardavan! It's really great to hear one of my lesser known pieces get covered. :)
Christopher Tin Sep 04, 2018
Apparently Zurcaroh, the Austrian acrobatic troupe currently competing on #AmericasGotTalent, has a much longer routine where they perform to both Baba Yetu AND Kia Hora Te Marino! And they also include some songs from some of my favorite singers... Soweto Gospel Choir, Lebo M... (Thanks Quoc Hoang for finding all this stuff!) Really warms my heart seeing these sorts of things!
Christopher Tin Sep 03, 2018
Ah, honored to make this list! (Along with one of my favorites, Morten Lauridson's 'O Magnum Mysterium'.)
Christopher Tin Sep 02, 2018
A fan just sent this to me... apparently a French acrobatic troupe performed to Baba Yetu on France's Got Talent last year! AND they won the Golden Buzzer too! So between this and Angel City Chorale's Golden Buzzer win last month, the moral of the story is... perform Baba Yetu on ______'s Got Talent, and you'll win the Golden Buzzer! (Britain's Got Talent, you're up!)
Christopher Tin Aug 30, 2018
Inkstone interviewed me about my big band reinvention of the classic Teresa Teng ballad 'Waiting For Your Return' for the Warner Brothers film 'Crazy Rich Asians'. Check it out! You can hear snippets of the original and compare it to my chart. :)
Christopher Tin Aug 21, 2018
WIRED singled out my big band opener too! "The opening song gave me goosebumps! The first strain of music you hear in the film is this old-Hollywood big band intro. Then the vocalist comes in … and the song is in Mandarin! The first track, “Waiting for Your Return,” is a Chinese jazz classic, delivered with renewed verve and glamor by vocalist Jasmine Chen. It’s a thrilling opening for a thoughtfully curated soundtrack, interspersed with Chinese classics along with covers of American pop songs in Mandarin and Cantonese." This was such a blast. So grateful to those who made it happen.
Christopher Tin Aug 18, 2018
THE GLOBE AND MAIL SINGLED OUT MY OPENING CREDITS MUSIC FROM 'CRAZY RICH ASIANS'! Super grateful to have been given the opportunity to kick off the soundtrack to this important film. "Thirty seconds. That’s how long it took to shed my first tears at an advance screening of Crazy Rich Asians last week. Ensconced in my VIP seat with a pint of beer – others ordered celebratory champagne, and even a prix fixe dinner for two – I held my breath as the room darkened. In the first 15 seconds, the litany of opening credits rolled by. Then, a song. It starts with jazzy woodwinds that rise to a crescendo of horns. A final few staccato blasts of trumpets introduce the sultry singer. She’s singing in Mandarin. Crazy Rich Asians had barely begun and my waterworks had arrived..." "The Mandarin opener by Jasmine Chen set the tone for me, a salvo that made clear the producers had thought through the emotional weight of the film right down to the details."
Christopher Tin Aug 16, 2018
Check out the 'Crazy Rich Asians' soundtrack, and hear my work on the very first track! I took the classic Teresa Teng ballad 'Waiting for Your Return' and reinvented it as a sizzling big band number for the opening of the movie. Give it a listen here:
Christopher Tin Aug 13, 2018
My friends the Angel City Chorale are competing Tuesday evening in the live round of America's Got Talent, and everybody should vote for them during and after the show! (You can vote ten times per email address.) In case you missed the hype, they sang Baba Yetu a couple weeks ago and won the Golden Buzzer, and advanced straight to the live round. I genuinely have no idea what they're singing next, but I'll be supporting them. So vote early and often!