|"Sogni di Volare" is going to be turned into an oratorio for Tin's third album|
Christopher Tin, the first composer to win a grammy for video game music (for Sid Meier's Civilization IV's title theme, Baba Yetu) is working on his third album titled "To Shiver the Sky". He has started a funding campaign on Kickstarter and asking for $50,000 USD (about $62,527 AUD according to Kickstarter) from his fans. The project is already off to a good start with over $54,000 AUD already raised! Goodies include sheet music, Skype sessions as well as attendance at recording sessions.
The title theme to Sid Meier's Civilization VI, "Sogni di Volare" (The Dream of Flight) is apparently going to be turned into an "entire oratorio, with words by Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, and other great thinkers" (I confess that I had to look up what "oratorio" actually means: for those uncultured heathen like me, it means "a large-scale, usually narrative musical work for orchestra and voices, typically on a seacred theme, performed without costume, scenery, or action." So there you go. Don't say Choicest Games never taught you anything :P).
Tin intends to have at least 10 tracks on the album but there could be more, especially if funding exceeds the goal, and it looks like it might, considering $2,000 was raised while I was typing this post alone!
[ LINK: New Album by Christopher Tin (Baba Yetu, Civilization) - Kickstarter ]