How was your day???
Do you play video games? Is there anything special about them in your eyes that makes them a fitting medium for your creativity?
Thanks for saving me with your music. Words can't explain.
Can't wait for To Shiver the Sky, especially hearing some Jules Verne themes in music. He's another creative genius.
I play games occasionally, but not all that much. I wish I had more time, but sadly I don't!
Glad my music was able to bring you some joy. Thanks for writing!
What was your inspiration for writing Calling All Dawns and how did you come up with a multilingual song cycle? I'm a choral music teacher who loved "Baba Yetu", but only visiting now to study the whole cycle. Thanks!
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Thanks for asking! I wanted to do something that tied together a lot of vocal traditions with a positive message about global unity and the universality of the human experience. There's some basic materials here: https://christophertin.com/sheetmusic/ca.... I'll probably expand that page to include more educational materials, to encourage groups to perform the whole cycle and build curricula out of it.
Not a question, but just wanted to thank you for all your wonderful music. I've been on a downward emotional spiral for most of my life, but your music has always been a bright spot (really, a lot of bright spots!) in the gloom. Thank-you again.
Thank you... I'm sorry life has dealt you some down moments, but I'm glad that I could help give you a hand up in some small way!
Hi Christopher, I just wanted to tell you that I recently performed in the orchestra with Aaron Howe and the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus Southwest debut of The Drop. It was one of the most amazing concerts I've ever had the privilege to play in. Thank you for this opportunity. Best Wishes, Bonnie Schmader, flutist
Great to meet you Bonnie! So glad you enjoyed playing Drop. Hope you enjoyed some of those flute runs. :)
Hi! Thanks for asking. Keep an eye on my Concerts page on my website. I'll very likely be in Florence for a choral festival in 2021, if not sooner!
I did *attempt* a tackle during The Drop That Contained the Sea. I wanted to originally make the 'snow' movement about some first nations people... perhaps in Aleut or Yupik, or even something in a northern European indigenous language, like Sami. I did a ton of research, talked to some scholars from a native American museum up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and hunted down some singers who performed in Yupik. Ultimately I gave up. The reason was twofold: one, finding a pre-existing text that made sense for the overall theme of the album wasn't working out. (Apparently 'snow' is too mundane a topic to write about, if you're surrounded by it year round.) Two, I couldn't find the vocal talent that met my standards. I have, however, worked with indigenous peoples before. There will be a new track featuring a Paiwan children's choir, from the mountainous region of Taiwan, on the bonus EP of my Kickstarter campaign.
I hope a compliment is allowed. I love using your music when I work on cancer participants for free. It helps in the relaxation and healing process for each of them. Thank you for creating such wonderful music.
Thank you! That's quite humbling. Thank you for making my music a part of the great work that you do.
Sure! Love when my art inspires others art.
Hi! I'm taking some time off this year to compose, so unfortunately I don't have any concerts planned at the moment. But I'd definitely love to do something in France someday, if I can find an orchestra and choir to partner with.