The Broken Saints Concert

by tobias tinker

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In 2004 I joined a team of creative people to transform the Broken Saints online series, for which I had already written and produced the body of the soundtrack, into a 4-dosc collector's edition DVD set. At the end of the rather intense process, I thought it would be interesting to take some of the themes which had become important in the series, and put them into a different and more intimate musical setting: as a solo piano concert. Thus I have selected four themes - two from previously extant material, two composed specifically for the series - and used them as 'springboards' for the extended improvisations on this album. The resulting journeys, almost 78 minutes in total, took me quite far from the source material, but I hope I have not lost its essential spirit...

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released January 1, 2006

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tobias tinker Berlin, Germany

I'm a Canadian-born, Berlin-based pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. I studied jazz piano, electroacoustic composition, musicology and a bunch of other stuff at McGill University in Montreal. Since then I've made my living playing, writing and producing music for film, animation, circus, dance, theatre... and my own and, hopefully, others' enjoyment. It's been a fascinating journey! ... more

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