Christopher Tin
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Aside from the enjoyment of music, itself, what motivates your music? Your compositions capture the transcendent beauty of life and I'm curious where your knowledge of that beauty comes from.


Christopher Tin responded on 08/13/2019
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Travel, having a family, meeting new people and having new adventures... and just keeping a happy, healthy attitude in life!

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Is there a link available to purchase a signed Baba Yetu score like the ones on Facebook? Good luck with the new album - we're very excited :)


Christopher Tin responded on 08/12/2019
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Unfortunately those were a limited edition and have sold out! I might do other handwritten editions in the future, so stay on my mailing list and I'll let you know if they become available.

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I would be eternally grateful if you could perform Shiver the Sky in Los Angeles. Will performances of Shiver the Sky include Sogno di Volare?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/12/2019
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They will, yes! It's the opening movement. I hope to do a performance in LA sometime, once I finish it.

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How do you create really nice melodies and how do you find ideas to create the background effects (ex. Mado Kara Mieru with the first oboe solo)?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/12/2019
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I think melodies are just something you have to try out a lot of different versions of. Sometimes they come easy, sometimes they come by accident. Background effects are largely about knowing what's possible with the instrumental forces you have, and just making some choices as to what's the most tasteful. Composing is largely about simply having good taste!

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Listening to your music will ease my mind.
You are a person with great ability.


Christopher Tin responded on 08/12/2019
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Thank you!

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Hi, Chris! Good Luck and good job with To Shiver The Sky! BTW: When will it be sent out? - ya know, physically, on CDs to us, the project-supporters ? :-)

Will You experiment with overtone singing in Thy music???

If YES, Thou shall consult with my friend Stuart Hinds from Texas(U.S.A.) - he is a brilliant composer for overtone choirs - well, in fact, he is the best overtone-music-composer in the world.

(I can record vocals for You - for FREE! Any difficulty, I sing extremely strong and clear overtones! Studio-quality is possible.)
Be well!
Filip Rydlo alias OvertoneSinger(CZ)


Christopher Tin responded on 06/04/2019
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Hi! The album will be released to the general public May 30, 2020 (if all goes according to plan) but the backers will get it before then. I'm just not sure exactly when, however; we start recording in July, and then final sessions are in February 2020, so given a little time to mix, master, and manufacture, it might be about late April 2020 before backers get it. But this is all just estimates at the moment!

And I won't be doing any overtone singing on this one unfortunately, but thanks for the offer!

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Would you ever consider the possibility of performing your pieces live in Hong Kong?


Christopher Tin responded on 06/04/2019
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Yes, I do hope to come back to HK someday, as my family is there. Would love to work with the HK Phil!