Christopher Tin
1000 characters remaining
Q

Is there a live recording, music or video of Mado kara mieru? I just love your work so much.


Christopher Tin responded on 08/19/2010
A

Hmm... no concert recordings, nor music videos yet... I think there are a few random fan YouTube videos here and there, though! Try searching under Madokara Mieru as well.

Q

What the most tedious and/or difficult aspect of composing?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/18/2010
A

Wow, good question. This one really made me think. I'd say being a copyist is the most tedious thinga. Copying is when you've written out the full orchestral score, and then you have to prepare a part for each individual musician in the orchestra. You can't make mistakes, because if you do, it takes a long time to correct them on the recording stage, and that gets to be expensive. As for the most difficult thing, I really can't say. It's all enjoyable. I'd say maybe the production side is the most difficult for me (because it's the side where I have the least education). That is, knowing just how to EQ certain instruments, how to compress drums, etc.

Q

Could You send me a music (tune/melody) 'Baba Yetu' ?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/17/2010
A

If it's the recording you're looking for, it's on sale at my website. Only 99 cents!

Q

What language is Coronation sung in? And where can I find the lyrics and translation?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/17/2010
A

Coronation is not actually sung in any particular language... it's a bunch of abstract syllables. (It's a common film/game/trailer composer thing to do, when you're under a deadline.)

Q

As a composer, I know you get this a lot, what influences your music?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/17/2010
A

Hmm... on a musical level, I get influenced by a lot of different styles of music. But on a conceptual level, I draw from a lot of texts... poems, prayers, etc. And I also like the idea of big, unified concept albums, like Calling All Dawns... things that have architecture to them.

Q

what made you do the music for civ 4


Christopher Tin responded on 08/15/2010
A

I got asked to, and couldn't say no!

Q

hey chris im michael and i love your work and i am musician. i want know how you felt when you wrote these wonderful pices i play civilization IV just to hear your music.


Christopher Tin responded on 08/15/2010
A

Hi Michael--as I was writing them, I was thinking "Wow, I'm really having fun just piling in all the musical goodies: modulations, thematic development and recapitulation, counterpoint, call and response, big gnarly bridges..." It wasn't until I played it for the first time for some of my friends that I thought, "Wow, I think I may have done something really right here..."

Q

Would you ever consider doing the soundtrack for a movie? Is there a particular movie soundtrack that you really liked?


Christopher Tin responded on 08/14/2010
A

I do write movie soundtracks, actually. Working on one right now... You can check out my credits on the IMDb. As for movie soundtracks, there are a lot of great ones. Just off my head, ET, Empire Strikes Back, Sphere, The Mission, Wall-E, The Power Of One, Angels In America...