I'm Christopher Tin, composer of concert music and video game scores. (I won the first Grammy ever for a piece of video game music.) AMA!
Christopher Tin is an American composer whose work is primarily classical with a world music influence. He is a composer for films, video games, and commercials and has won two Grammy Awards for his classical crossover album, Calling All Dawns. Tin is best known for his composition "Baba Yetu", featured in the 2005 computer game Civilization IV.
Hi Reddit--Christopher Tin here. I write concert music, film scores, and video game music. In fact, I'm probably best known for a song I wrote called 'Baba Yetu', which is the theme song for the game Civilization IV. That song won me my first Grammy, and became the first ever piece of video game music to ever win that award.
I have a new album coming out today called 'The Drop That Contained the Sea', and to celebrate, I figured I'd loaf around with you lot. :) It's the sequel to my album 'Calling All Dawns', and is another world-music/classical crossover album, with performances by the Soweto Gospel Choir, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, Dulce Pontes, Anonymous 4, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Nominjin, Schola Cantorum, Kardes Türküler, Roopa Mahadevan, and the Angel City Chorale.
Here's my verification. My favorite color is orange. My favorite fish is salmon. My favorite sport is hockey. I like long walks on the beach. Ask Me Anything!