Oops! Submit something without asking anything yet in my previous mail. I have always wanted to be an orchestra conduct when I was little. My brother and I were exposed to all kinds of classic music since we were babies. He turned out to be a trumpet player and countertenor and I in the field of foreign service for 10 years and now in private sector. Recently, I am considering to go back to school for music study. But if you ask me if I'd like to be a pro. I really don't know if I can starting this late. Does it mean anything if I only study music for fun? I myself still sing the choir, play in the orchestra or even pipe organ in the service. Here are some questions after purchasing "calling all dawns"
What is your background of classic music?
I read from your interview that your parents felt frustrated that you didn't practice or so... What is giving you the most impact to your composing? I noticed you used a lot of voice. Also do you know all the languages in the works?
I grew up with a classical education, but was strongly interested in a lot of other things: jazz, rock, electronic music, etc. Through college and conservatory I studied classical music (composing and conducting), but also a lot of world music as well.
And regarding practicing, yes, I probably didn't practice piano as much as I should have. But that's because I was often learning other things at the same time, like how to play guitar, or music theory. So music was always a passion growing up anyway.
The music business is tough, though--I often think that those who choose to keep it as a hobby wind up being happier than those who pursue it full time!
Hi, I ran into "Baba Yetu" when I invited my cousin to my place for dinner 2 days ago after we had my home-made roast chicken and chilled out in my living room. Before long I found myself in love with the whole album and your works the and I bought the whole album (on iTune though). Growing up in big musician family I play the violin in the orchestra and piano also sing in choirs aChristopher Tin responded on 01/28/2015 Next question
My parents are from Taiwan but I grew up in Tokyo. So I was impressed by "Mado Kara Mieru". Do you set the lyrics before you created the melody or you started from the melody?
I don't know if it'd work but I am sending 3 mails in row.
Perhaps too many questions.