When Chu went to record for their second album, he said most of the songs were completed and the keyboardist, Rostam Batmanglij, did the string writing. Chu said Batmanglij was very interested in the string elements of their music.
"It is really fun just to shake it up a little bit sometimes it is fun to have a drum set next to you," said Chu.
Some of Chu's other hobbies include playing cards and 'volley pong' with orchestra members, which appears to be a more wild version of ping pong. He said it is hard to describe, but it is really fun to play. Chu is also enjoys watching baseball.
"I'm a really avid Yankees fan, but it didn't sit too well with the orchestra," he joked.
During August, Chu, 28, will be performing several shows at SPAC with the orchestra on Wednesday through Saturday the first three weeks of the month. For information on shows you can visit www.spac.org and view their calendar of performances.""