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Saturday, December 4, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Two Grammy Nominations

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

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 www.grammy.com/nominees.)

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

For information: http://www.christophertin.com
Contact: mail@christophertin.com

2 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

Congratulations! I first found your music through Civ IV and now I'm a big fan of Calling All Dawns.

December 7, 2010 at 9:04 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! The first time I played Civilization IV, I probably didn't start the game for a full 15 minutes because I was letting Baba Yetu play on loop. Terrific song.

December 7, 2010 at 12:04 PM

 

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