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Friday, December 10, 2010

Some Fun New Stickers

Just got some fun new stickers in the mail. 2000 of them, to be exact. How will I ever go through them all? By attaching them to everything.

You get a sticker. You get a sticker. Everyone. Gets. A. Sticker.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

What It Feels Like...

Well, it feels good. :)

PRESS RELEASE: Two Grammy Nominations

PRESS RELEASE: Christopher Tin's 'Calling All Dawns' nominated for two

LOS ANGELES (December 2, 2010) - Composer Christopher Tin's classical/
world fusion album 'Calling All Dawns' has been nominated for two
Grammys: 'Best Classical Crossover Album', and 'Best Instrumental
Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists' for his hit song 'Baba Yetu'.
Winners will be announced at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards on February
13, 2011.

'Calling All Dawns' features the collaborative efforts of over 200
musicians from around the world, singing poems and prayers in 12
different languages. Performers include legendary mezzo-soprano
Frederica von Stade, the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, early
music singers Anonymous 4, Iranian-born Sussan Deyhim, Portuguese fado
singer Dulce Pontes, Chinese soprano Jia Ruhan, and Japanese pop
singers Lia, Aoi Tada and Kaori Omura. The Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Lucas Richman, performs the orchestral
accompaniment. The album was mixed and recorded by Grammy-winning
engineer John Kurlander at Abbey Road Studios.

The opening song 'Baba Yetu (feat. Soweto Gospel Choir)' is well known
to video game aficionados as the theme song to the popular game
'Civilization IV'. Originally written for the game, it has since
become a crossover hit outside of the video game industry, and has
received close to 1000 live concert performances both from local and
professional choirs, and as a staple of the Video Games Live concert
tour. Tin's nomination marks the first time ever that a piece of music
written for a video game has received Grammy recognition. (A full list
of nominees can be seen at

Christopher Tin is primarily a composer for film, video games and
advertising. 'Calling All Dawns' is his first album.

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