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Friday, November 6, 2009

Speaking of innovation and contemporary uses...

I was going through some of my music from the past few years and I came across one of my favourite pieces of electronic music. The piece, called Finished Symphony was written by the group Hybrid in the late 90's and features the Russian Federal Orchestra, conducted by Sacha Puttnam. This piece challenged the pre-conceived notion of "electronic artist" and "dj" at a time when electronic music was hitting the mainstream. The Times supposedly reported it as "one of the most moving pieces of electronic music ever". I firmly believe that still stands to this day. It has been used in over 30 applications since then - from video games to movies.

And in true electronic music form, this song was resurrected and remixed in 2007 by one of the current electronic scene 'it-kids', Deadmau5.

Have a listen for yourself to Hybrid's release:

And the remix by Deadmau5:

.... sorry - there's no video for these, just audio.

1 comment:

Rynocerous said...

Another example of the modern electronic influence mixing with the orchestra to push the boundary. Detroit Technow legend Jeff Mills with the Montpelier Philharmonic Orchestra back in 2005 at Pont du Gard