Christopher Tin
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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!
Yoon Soo Lim
ylim@thehill.org


Christopher Tin responded on 06/27/2018
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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.

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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.


Christopher Tin responded on 06/03/2018
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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!

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Good evening teacher,
I want to give my boyfriend the emotion of his concert. I would like to be updated on the dates of the upcoming concerts.
By from Italy


Christopher Tin responded on 04/25/2018
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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!

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Have you tackled any Native American vocal traditions yet? Are you planning to?


Christopher Tin responded on 04/25/2018
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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.

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Christopher Tin responded on 03/12/2018
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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.


Christopher Tin responded on 03/11/2018
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Thank you! That's quite humbling. Thank you for making my music a part of the great work that you do.