FOR THE RECORD:
ATOMIC SYMPHONY No. 1
This being the first foray into creating a pop-inflected version of the symphony, the sound and rhythms of Beethoven were in the driver’s seat. Though I have relaxed that influence in the works that follow, I still listen this this initial outing with a great deal of joy.
There is a section in the 3rd movement (starting at 04:57) that really grabbed me. I had decided to work with a vocal sample in Logic’s Alchemy synth that had an oriental tone, and what developed from that – from single voices to a choral build – just surprised the hell out of me. It remains one of my favorite discoveries in the series.
ABOUT THE ATOMIC SYMPHONIES
The Atomic Symphony series reinvents the classical symphony for the digital age by creating a massive four-movement opus based on the beats and instruments of pop, funk, techno, hip-hop and EDM. I have been working on this epic music series since 2018.
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