14th Annual Contemporary Classical Album Nominee
14th Annual World Beat Song Nominee
10th Annual Contemporary Classical Album Nominee
10th Annual Song Used in Film/TV/Multimedia Winner
10th Annual World Beat Song Winner
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Record Label: Tin Works
Home Base: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.
Genre: Classical Crossover/World
Categories Entered: Contemporary Classical Album, World Beat Song, Song Used In Film/TV/Multimedia
Work Submitted: Calling All Dawns; “Baba Yetu”
Artists Featured: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman, Frederica von Stade, Anonymous 4, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Dulce Pontes, Sussan Deyhim, Lia, Jia Ruhan, and many more.
Bio: Christopher Tin is a Grammy-winning composer, whose eclectic career spans film, television, video games, advertising, and the record industry. His debut album Calling All Dawns was the recipient of two Grammys at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards: Best Classical Crossover Album, and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (for the song ‘Baba Yetu’).
Label: Tin Works Publishing
Describe your nominated work: A fusion of world music and classical music.
Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMA’s? Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording: everything was recorded live! Very clean, classical engineering.
What artists are you listening to that would surprise your fans? Katy Perry
Should music be free? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
How has digital affected your career: blown open all the barriers!
Are digital singles vs. full albums the future of music? Albums. There’s still a place for a coherent and thought provoking collection of songs in the world.