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The Music of 'Tchia': Channeling the Soul of New Caledonia


"Tchia" is a one-of-a-kind cultural celebration of the small island nation of New Caledonia. Featuring elements of geography, art, food, architecture, mythology, and innumerable other aspects of New Caledonian life, it is the musical sonorities of New Caledonia that frequently take center stage. Join the composer as he looks at the process that went into creating a culturally-sensitive, respectful, collaborative score that features and revels in local voices, rhythms, and timbres. Expect to examine featured local instruments, dive into the challenges of international collaboration, production on a budget, songwriting, rhythm game design, open world interactive musical structure, and even take a look at how Tchia's playable ukulele came together!

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