I'm Christopher Tin, composer of 'Baba Yetu' from 'Civilization IV' and Mohawk Games new strategy game 'Offworld Trading Company'. 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! I'm composer Christopher Tin. You might know me from my theme song for Civilization IV 'Baba Yetu', which became a crossover hit and was the first piece of video game music ever to win a Grammy.
I just released the retro-futuristic soundtrack to the new RTS game 'Offworld Trading Company' (available here). The game was designed by superstar game designer (and my old college roommate) Soren Johnson, who did an AMA yesterday. Give it a listen!
- Red Planet Nocturne - Theme from Offworld Trading Company
- Allegro for Hydroponic Systems
- Sunrise on Mars
If you'd like to hear more of my music, you can preview it at https://soundcloud.com/christophertin
And if you're feeling particularly generous and want to purchase any of my albums or sheet music, you can do so at https://gumroad.com/christophertin
I'm also on tour this year! Come watch me conduct 'The Drop That Contained the Sea':
- Los Angeles - June 4-5
- York, UK - July 16
- Harrogate, UK - July 17
- London, UK - July 19 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
If you would like a chance to win an Offworld Trading Company Steam key check out this link: https://www.reddit.com/r/Offworld/comments/4hldct/christopher_tin_ama_giveaway/
Ask me anything! I like chatting about hockey, TV (just started Season 2 of GoT so no spoilers please!), games, and travel. But if you're a musician and want to ask me real nitty-gritty stuff about music, composing, gear, the music business, etc., I especially encourage that. An AMA should actually be helpful for the people asking questions, right?
UPDATE: back from lunch!