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Christopher Tin: Bio

CHRISTOPHER TIN's work covers diverse terrain: from thrilling fusions of orchestral and world music, to brooding reinventions of 90s electronica, to award-winning scores for film, video games, and commercials. Following his undergraduate education at Stanford University, Tin won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London where he earned a MMus with Distinction, winning the Horovitz Composition Prize. His music has been performed by orchestras including the National Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and Metropole Orchestra. His music for video games includes Civilization IV and Pirates Of The Caribbean Online, in addition to working on Hollywood blockbusters X2: X-Men United and Lilo and Stitch 2, and a host of independent features, documentaries and TV specials. Major advertising clients include Puma, Verizon, and The Gap, and others. His compositions can also be heard as the startup sound for Microsoft's Surface operating system, and a demo song for Apple's Garage Band software, now found on every new Mac computer. 

1 Baba Yetu  
2 Mado Kara Mieru  
3 Dao Zai Fan Ye  
4 Se E Pra Vir Que Venha  
5 Rassemblons-Nous  
6 Lux Aeterna  
7 Caoineadh  
8 Hymn Do Trojcy Swietej  
9 Hayom-Kadosh  
10 Hamsafar  
11 Sukla-Krsne  
12 Kia Hora Te Marino  
Christopher Tin - Baba Yetu (Official Music Video)
Christopher Tin - Calling All Dawns - Full Angel City Chorale Concert with Lyrics
Christopher Tin at the Nominee Reception

Award-winning composer Christopher Tin's debut album Calling All Dawns brings together some of the finest performers from around the world in a musical journey through the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Over 200 musicians contribute, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 4 choirs, a Maori mens chorus, as well as an international cast of featured soloists. The Soweto Gospel Choir performs a rendition of Tin's masterwork 'Baba Yetu', a song widely known as the theme to the video game Civilization IV. Mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade sings the lovely Polish 'Hymn Do Trojcy Swietej', medieval superstars Anonymous 4 perform the Irish 'Caoineadh', and Portuguese fado sensation Dulce Pontes performs 'Se E Pra Vir Que Venha.' Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim is featured on the lively 'Hamsafar', and Japanese pop star Lia, sharing the spotlight with Aoi Tada and Kaori Omura sings about the passing of the seasons in 'Mado Kara Mieru.'

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