Composers for Relief: Supporting the
Philippines is a charity album, to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon
Haiyan. Ainan, 13, at the time, was invited by Peter Ebbinghaus, the German
producer (from the company Soundtracks and Trailer Music) of this album, to contribute one of his own compositions to the album.
Ainan then went to a recording studio, and, at our own expense, in support of
the charity, recorded five of his compositions, to be offered to Mr.
Ebbinghaus. He chose Renaissance – Ainan’s shortest piece, but the one that
sounded most classical.
Renaissance was made available on Amazon
and iTunes along with the entire album, on December 12th 2013. This
marks the first time any of Ainan’s music has been commercially available to
the public. You may download Renaissance from Amazon for just 99 cents, US or
indeed the entire album of 28 tracks by 30 composers (some established, indeed
famous, others up and coming), for just 8.99 USD on Amazon.
I do hope you can all support this charity
initiative by buying the album or Ainan’s piece, if funds are tight. All profits
go to Gawad Kalinga, an NGO working in the Philippines to distribute food
packets to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. It is also working to reconstruct the
Some of you know that Ainan started out his
intellectual life as a Chemist, then developed interests in Mathematics,
Computer Programming and many other sciences and humanities subjects. When he
was 12, he taught himself to play the piano and began composing immediately.
Renaissance was composed when he had just turned 13 years old.
Renaissance is the first piece of music Ainan
has ever made available to the world. I hope you take the step of buying it for
your collection. It is just a short piece, yes...but it will one day be seen as
a significant one, simply because it is the first piece of music, Ainan ever
released. Also of note is that Ainan is the person playing the piano, in the
recording...so you get to hear him play, as well as compose.
Of note is that Ainan published Renaissance
in the same weekend that he released the film The Sempiternal, which he conceived,
wrote, directed and edited. Thus he became a film-maker and a recording
artist/professional composer, in the same weekend. That has to be a first of
Thanks to Peter Ebbinghaus of Soundtracks and Trailer Music, for inviting Ainan to contribute to Composers for Relief. Ainan much enjoyed the opportunity and feels privileged to have been able to contribute to such a good cause.
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