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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: drkappa on January 27, 2012, 12:26:16 AM

Title: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: drkappa on January 27, 2012, 12:26:16 AM
Vangelis has composed a musical accompaniment to 12 hours of neurosurgery
instructional video.

http://bengoldacre.posterous.com/great-composing-gigs-of-our-time-vangelis-did (http://bengoldacre.posterous.com/great-composing-gigs-of-our-time-vangelis-did)

The bit I've heard thus far is spacey ambient.
Title: Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: DeepR on January 29, 2012, 02:38:34 PM
What on earth..? That's interesting and kind of hilarious at the same time. :)
Title: Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: DeepR on January 29, 2012, 03:53:30 PM
This would beat Somnium in length. :)
You know, Vangelis is great. He simply picks projects and events that he likes, no matter how big or how obscure they are.
In a recent interview he said that he makes music every day. Only a small percentage of what he creates gets released.
I bet there is a lot of cool music among that. For example, some of those "lost" pieces on the Blade Runner trilogy album (second disc) are fantastic. Released 25 years after the movie!
Title: Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: judd stephens on January 29, 2012, 05:01:14 PM
That was really nice ambient from Vangelis.  If there's a way to get that without the occasional doctor's commentary that pops in, what a treat.  It did seem an odd companion though to brain surgery, almost too dark.  Then again maybe that would be better than trusting a doctor who's listening to Slayer or Throbbing Gristle  ;)
Title: Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: judd stephens on January 29, 2012, 05:07:00 PM
You're right, DeepR, that would be the lost Blade Runner pieces that never were.
Title: Re: Vangelis ambient, but not for the squeamish
Post by: Poaalpina on January 29, 2012, 06:17:46 PM
If there's a way to get that without the occasional doctor's commentary that pops in, what a treat.
The way is near you. Read whole article carefully. I've listened all 9/5 hours. Very great!