The Recording Company has published this year’s nominationy for the Grammy awards. This year is the first time that prices will be awarded in the new category of best video game soundtrack. So far, the only video game title to win a Grammy is Christopher Tin’s “Baba Yetu”, the Civ4 main theme, and the related album “Calling All… Read More »
Christoper Tin, our most beloved composer, will be giving a free webinar about how he is making his music.This webinar is organized by Hal Leonard and the American Choral Directors association, and will be available on Zoom on October 4, 7 PM Eastern Time.If you want to know more about his soundtracks, culture and music, then have a… Read More »
The four-hundred-and-fifth episode of PolyCast, “Unless You Count the Launcher“ is now available for streaming on ThePolyCast.net. This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: Intro00h01m00s | Time Zones in the US News00h06m39s | The Lost Birds by Christopher Tin Announced Forum Talk00h13m04s | The Core of the… Read More »
ABCClassic, normally a broadcaster for classical music, has published their second episode about computer game soundtracks. This episode is about sci-fi and fantasy soundtracks, and might interest some people here, because it contains 2 songs composed by Christopher Tin (who won the Grammy for the Civ4 main theme) for OffWorld Trading Company (a game by the Civ3 lead… Read More »
The singer Meena Shamaly sang for some of Christopher Tin’s songs in Old World (e.g. the one linked above).He got interviewed by the podcast Level With Emily Resse, and talked about his singing and work as consultant for Arabic music in Old World. For the podcast please click here.You can also find Meena Shamaly on Twitter here.
Our all time favourite composer Christophter Tin has announced the release of a new album: Lost Birds. The first title of this album, “A Hundred Thousands Birds” is embedded above. The songs on this album have been recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the vocal assembly VOCES8, and has as theme birds, and how their diversity has… Read More »
As noted by Christopher Tin on Twitter, the Grammy’s have added some new categories including a new category for video game soundtracks. To be precise: Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive MediaRecognizes excellence in score soundtrack albums comprised predominately of original scores and created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current video game… Read More »
Christopher Tin has pointed out the above medley on Twitter. The Punk Rock band “Punk Rock Factory” was apparently asked to produce this medley by SXSW, and they included Baba Yetu in it.For everyone interested, it’s at 4:22. Discuss this video in our forum: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/punk-rock-factory-sxsw-gaming-medley-with-baba-yetu.676093/