Composer Christopher Tin, the first artist to win a Grammy Award for music written for a video game, will release his new album To Shiver The Sky on 21 August 2020. The recording marks Tin’s major label debut after signing to Decca Gold.
To Shiver The Sky
To Shiver The Sky, is “an oratorio about the history of flight, and mankind’s quest to conquer the heavens,” explained Christopher Tin. The eleven tracks on the album are each based on the stories of eleven of our greatest astronomers, inventors, visionaries and pilots spanning centuries, continents and perspectives. To Shiver The Sky is the history of our ascent to magnificence and, in the words of John F. Kennedy, the greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.
The first single ‘Sogno Di Volare’ (‘The Dream Of Flight’), released today, is a new recording of Tin’s theme for the popular game Civilization VI, a choral setting of Leonardo da Vinci’s writings on flight. “The inspirational main theme serves as a recurring motif throughout the album, periodically returning after moments of darkness and despair,” recalled Christopher Tin.
The first award-winning game composer to sign to Decca US
Christopher Tin is the first award-winning game composer to sign to Decca US. Tin stated he is “immensely honoured to sign to Decca Gold with its illustrious family of artists, prestigious history and forward-thinking team.” Graham Parker, President of Decca Gold and Decca Records, said, “We are delighted to welcome Christopher Tin into the Decca Gold family. With his successes to date from Grammy Awards to writing acclaimed scores for film and video games, Christopher’s talent is unquestioned and his fan base truly global. We are thrilled to join forces to elevate Christopher and his music to the widest audience possible and make him the next biggest voice in classical music.”
About Christopher Tin
Christopher Tin is a two-time Grammy-winning composer of concert music, film, and video game scores. His music has been described as “Rousing, anthemic” by Time Magazine and “Joyful … an intelligent meeting of melody and theme” by The Guardian. His output is strikingly diverse: ranging from lush symphonic works, to world-music infused choral anthems, to electro-acoustic hybrid film and video game scores. His recent film work includes music for Crazy Rich Asians, Suddenly Seventeen, Sausage Party, and Tess. In 2011 Christopher Tin made history as the first artist to win a Grammy Award for music written for a video game with his theme song ‘Baba Yetu’ for Civilization IV. His debut album, Calling All Dawns, won the Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album, and his second album The Drop That Contained The Sea, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s classical charts.
Christopher Tin’s new album To Shiver The Sky will be released on 21 August 2020 and can be pre-ordered here.