Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jerusalem - Electronic tomita style

YouTube via paulshillitomusic
"Jerusalem - Electronically reworked for the 21st century, the Hubert Parry classic hymn but without the words, which many think is or should be the national anthem (the original, not mine, though I would like that ! :-).

After I had made the music and was wondering what to put on the video, I had the idea to do something a little different and instead of the normal celebration of the long gone days of empire and grassy fields, to make it a celebration of the modern day Great Britons that have influenced millions of lives around the world in one way or another.

The list is in no particular order though is was drawn from the top 100 Greatest Britons survey conducted by the BBC in 2002, I have included the following on the basis of their contribution to the 20th-21st centuries, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Francis Crick and James Watson, Sir Antony Hopkins, J.K Rowling, John Lennon, John Logie Baird, John Peel, Sir Frank Whittle, Paul McCartney, J.R.R Tolkien, Prof Stephen Hawkings, Sir Tim Burners-Lee, Alan Turing, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Robert A Watson-Watt, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Alexander Fleming, Diana Princess of Wales and finally the Unknown Soldier for all those who fell to keep Britain Great.

There where many more that could be included but with just 2:27 seconds I couldn't put them all in.

The music was created and arranged on computer using Cubase 4 with varous soft synths including Moog Modular V, Jupiter 8V and Omnisphere with styling cues from Isao Tomita and ELP."

Debussy Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Tomita Style)

" Debussy Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum recreated electronically in a Isao Tomita style, with of course my own take on it.

I was not that familiar with this piece until recently but the more i listened the more i liked it and it works well with synth sounds so after a few days of arranging, here it is.

My wife thought that the piece reminded her of falling leaves, so for the want of a better idea the forest montage was used and it seems to work though I'm sure a purest somewhere would disagree.

Sequenced and audio mixed on Cubase 4 using Omnisphere, Arturia's Analogue factory and NI FM8 soft synths, then uploaded in 1280 x 720 HD format which keeps the audio sounding better."

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