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Music

Category: Music

I love listening, playing and composing music.

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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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Dream

Dream

2022-02-03 1 min read Chris Tham

Musical dream

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Dream

Dream

2020-09-05 1 min read Chris Tham

Musical dream

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Cinema Paradiso (string Orchestra)

Cinema Paradiso (string Orchestra)

2020-07-05 1 min read Chris Tham

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

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Winter Music (electronic 115bpm)

Winter Music (electronic 115bpm)

2018-01-10 1 min read Chris Tham

My first project in Maschine 3 - a dance arrangement of Roger Eno's track from Between Tides album.

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A Twin Peaks dream

A Twin Peaks dream

2017-10-27 1 min read 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

2014-04-25 1 min read 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

2014-04-21 1 min read 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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Ave Maria (Vavilov) – Finale/GPO4

Ave Maria (Vavilov) – Finale/GPO4

2014-03-24 1 min read Chris Tham

This is my attempt at transcribing and arranging one of the most beautiful melodies I have heard.

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Ave Maria (Vavilov)

Ave Maria (Vavilov)

2014-03-16 1 min read Chris Tham

Rearranged for woodwinds, strings and harp, voiced using the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra.

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Babylon 5 opening theme

Babylon 5 opening theme

2014-02-28 1 min read Chris Tham

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