Category: Music (page 1 of 2)
Music

Category: Music (page 1 of 2)

I love listening, playing and composing music.

My interests in music are broad, ranging from classical, jazz, contemporary to modern. My favourite composer of all time is probably Johann Sebastian Bach, but I also like many of the other classical composers. I listen to mostly Puccini and Wagner operas. In terms of jazz, I love Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett. I also love electronic music, particularly Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Jean Michel Jarre. My favourite minimalist composers are Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams. I listen to range of modern artists including Mike Oldfield, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Phil Collins. I also like playing the piano and guitar, and composing music, which I do in my own studio complete with mixing and monitoring consoles, digital audio workstation, and various instruments including a stage piano. I am also obsessed with synthesizers ever since I heard the music of Vangelis on the Cosmos TV series. I currently own a Kawai stage piano, several MIDI controllers (NI Komplete Kontrol A25 and S88MkII) and Maschine 3. I also own various virtual instruments (NI Komplete Ultimate, EastWest, SonicCouture, Sonokinetic, Korg, Roland, UVI). My favourite notation software are Notion and Finale, and I use Logic Pro X as my DAW.
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Cleaning LPs

Cleaning LPs

20 January 2023 Chris Tham

Bought a stack of LPs from Newtown

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La Boheme

La Boheme

14 January 2023 Chris Tham

Opera Australia production at the refurbished Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Opera House.

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Dream

Dream

3 February 2022 Chris Tham

Musical dream

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Dream

Dream

5 September 2020 Chris Tham

Musical dream

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Cinema Paradiso (string Orchestra)

Cinema Paradiso (string Orchestra)

5 July 2020 Chris Tham

In memory of Ennio Morricone, a string orchestra arrangement of Cinema Paradiso, transcribed by me into Finale.

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A Twin Peaks dream

A Twin Peaks dream

27 October 2017 Chris Tham

Inspired by watching Twin Peaks The Return, here is a short electronic track, done in Logic Pro X and Native Instruments Komplete 11.

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500 Miles High

500 Miles High

25 April 2014 Chris Tham

This is my arrangement of Chick Corea's beautiful song for string quartet.

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Memories of Tomorrow

Memories of Tomorrow

21 April 2014 Chris Tham

This my attempt at jazz arrangement and improvisation, inspired by an assignment from Gary Burton's Jazz Improvisation course at Coursera.

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Babylon 5 opening theme

Babylon 5 opening theme

28 February 2014 Chris Tham

Original MIDI file downloaded from Chris Franke web site, reorchestrated using EWQL Gold and Logic Pro X.